Hosted by R. Cory Smith and Michael Clark, the Pack Pride Podcast is the official podcast of Pack Pride. A syndicated partner of 247Sports, Pack Pride is an independent publication that brings you the latest on NC State athletics. You can find us at

With basketball season in full swing and spring camp still nearly one month away, it's still never too early to talk about NC State football. And with the ACC releasing the full schedule on Monday evening, Michael and Cory break it all down on the latest podcast.

How favorable is the schedule for NC State in conference play? What is the toughest stretch of the season for the Pack? How critical will a strong start be for State on the season? We cover it all on this podcast!

Coming off his most dominant performance to date against Wake Forest over the weekend, D.J. Burns joins Cory Smith on this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast. This 1-on-1 interview covers everything from Burns' huge season, his NIL opportunities, his signature shades and much more.

Burns also discusses why he enjoys being a "Dinosaur" in today's game, thriving off the belief from his teammates and coaches, his response to Wake Forest fans heckling him, plans for next year and much more. Listen to the full podcast with Burns below!

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With the NHL Stadium Series coming to Carter-Finley Stadium in a few weeks, the Icepack will get a chance to utilize the stadium just a few days later. Cory Smith and James Curle are joined by Icepack head coach Tim Healy to discuss the season, the Frozen Finley game and much more!

The guys will also break down the huge wins for both the men's and women's hoops programs throughout the last week. All that, along with a recap of Katelyn Tuohy's record-setting weekend, why wrestling's win was important and more.

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NC State fought all the way back from a 10-point deficit in the second half to pull out a 79-77 victory over Wake Forest on the road to pull out a quality win. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger break down the latest win on the Postgame Podcast along with a look at the importance of the victory.

What led to D.J. Burns finding so much success offensively against Wake? How critical were the roles for players like L.J. Thomas, Greg Gantt and Ernest Ross off the bench? The guys dive into all that and more on the latest edition of the Postgame Podcast.


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After spending nine years in the NFL or professional football, T.J. Graham has returned home to Raleigh to help others reach their dreams. The former Wakefield and NC State wideout sat down with Kai Crutchfield to discuss his lengthy career, what led him to the Wolfpack and what he's doing now.

The two former NC State sat down for a conversation about speed analytics in football and sports in general, how he's working with Wolfpack athletes to improve their game, their thoughts on the transfer portal and NIL, his work as an offseason coach with the Green Bay Packers and much more!

NC State WBB's Hoops 4 Hope game is February 6th! Don’t miss out on the ‘Pack Strong’ hoodie and/or tee! Only a few days left to order!

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Though the matchup on paper may have looked lopsided, Notre Dame was feisty on Tuesday night in a tough 85-82 win for NC State. Pack Pride Editor Cory Smith is joined by Brian Geisinger and Miles Masercola to discuss the Wolfpack's bounce-back win over Notre Dame inside PNC Arena.

How pivotal has Jarkel Joiner's play been in the last month of the season? What did the Wolfpack get from Terquavion Smith in his return? Just how significant was this win to bounceback before traveling to Wake Forest? All of that and more in the latests Postgame Podcast!

After a tough loss for the Wolfpack in Chapel Hill, Cory Smith and James Curle are joined by NC State legend Chris Corchiani to discuss the rivalry game. Corchiani goes in-depth on his thoughts on why this year's team is one of his all-time favorites, the injury to Terquavion Smith, the loss to UNC and much more live at Amedeo's.

In the second segment, the guys discuss the huge turnaround for the women's basketball program over the last week with notable wins against Miami and Louisville. Can the women's program notch a huge win this Sunday against Notre Dame?

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NC State and UNC tip off on Saturday night for the first time this season with a lot on the line for both programs. For the Wolfpack, it's a chance to continue a five-game winning streak, while the Tar Heels continue to work back into the rankings after stumbling to start out ACC play.

Miles and Cory take a look at the matchups to watch, give their predictions and more to preview the big game. The guys also take a look back on watching NC State signee Trey Parker earlier in the week and give their thoughts on what he's bringing next season.

In just a few months, NC State women's basketball will welcome a four-player recruiting class includes four Top-75 players. At the top of that list is Zoe Brooks, the No. 9 overall player in the class and a full-blown superstar at the high school level with Saint John Vianney High School.

Brooks sits down with Cory Smith of Pack Pride to discuss why she joined the Wolfpack, her recent success toppling the No. 1 team in the country and her role with NC State next year. Listen to this brief podcast to learn so much more about Zoe Brooks now!

NC State men's basketball is riding high on a four-game winning streak heading into Chapel Hill against UNC this Saturday. Meanwhile, the women's program has dropped four of its last six before facing Miami on Thursday evening in Reynolds Coliseum.

Former NC State guard and four-time ACC Champion Kai Crutchfield is joined by Pack Pride Editor Cory Smith to breakdown the seasons so far for both NC State men's and women's programs heading into the end of January.

Tuesday night was set up to be the perfect trap game for NC State on the road in Atlanta, but the Wolfpack didn't take the bait. Despite having another big man out in EB Dowuona, the Wolfpack got huge performances from its lead guards to come away with the win.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger break down the Pack's latest victory, focusing in on the early turnover issues, stellar play from the guards and much more. The guys also look ahead to Saturday's matchup against UNC and what the Pack will need to do to extend its winning streak in Chapel Hill.

NC State men's and women's basketball are heading in different directions after the past week, with the men's program surprising many on a three-game winning streak and the women's program dropping two games on the road.

Cory Smith and James Curle recap an eventful week for both programs on this week’s podcast! Listen to the two-part episode with the first segment looking at men's and the second focusing on women's heading into another critical week.

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NC State notched its third straight win over a potential Quad I opponent with an 83-81 overtime victory against Miami on Saturday afternoon. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the win and why it was so important for the Pack's resume on the latest Postgame Podcast.

What led to Ernest Ross' best outing of his career and can it translate to a larger role? How big of an impact did DJ Burns have in every aspect of the game? Cory and Brian break it all down following the Pack's huge win.

NC State is set for its third straight matchup wtih a Top-50 team in the NET rankings on Saturday when it hosts Miami at PNC Arena. Miles Masercola and Cory Smith jumped on a Spaces session to discuss the recent success, preview Miami and take questions from fans on Twitter.

What should NC State fans be watching for against Miami? How vital have DJ Burns and Casey Morsell been to the Pack's efficiency? Listen to the full Twitter Spaces session below before the game tips off at noon!

We may be still be more than one month away from the start of NC State spring camp, but it's never too early to start looking ahead. Cory and Michael did just that when they revived Pack Pride Spaces to discuss the early depth chart and what battles to watch in camp.

The guys also look ahead to what's coming up in recruiting, including multiple visitors this weekend and Junior Day next weekend. Listen to the full Twitter Spaces session in podcast form!