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 www.PackPride.com.

NC State dropped a befuddling series to UNC at home due to two late collapses, then did the same against UNCW on Tuesday in Wilmington. Andrew and Alec take a look back after covering the series, with one in the booth and one in the press box.

What happened late in the games against UNC? How much of an impact did the weather have on Saturday's loss? Can the Pack9 bounce back this coming weekend at Duke? The guys discuss those topics and look at some of the performances from #PackPros in this week's episode!


The best linebacker trio in the ACC is ready to get back on the field this fall, and they joined James and Cory on Monday night to talk about their excitement for the 2022 season. Payton Wilson, Drake Thomas and Isaiah Moore joined the podcast live at Amedeo's to discuss joining the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, getting to play together one more time and much more!

James and Cory also recap the last week for NC State, including James Johnson's departure, the Pack9's series loss to UNC and both tennis programs advancing to the Sweet 16.

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After building for the last few months, the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective for NC State is set to launch on Monday. Former NC State and current NFL quarterback Mike Glennon has been a part of the program since the start as a member of the Executive Board.

Michael Clark sat down with Glennon to talk about his involvement in the Pack of Wolves, the importance of NIL in college sports, his thoughts on the upcoming season for NC State, how he plans to serve as an advisor for student-athletes, which players he's been working with this offseason and much more!


NC State football got a huge boost in the trenches on Thursday evening with the NCAA granting a medical waiver for offensive lineman Chandler Zavala. Not only was it huge for Zavala personally, but it was also a massive addition for the Wolfpack at a position of need after losing Ikem Ekwonu this offseason.

In this emergency Spaces session on Twitter, Michael Clark and Cory Smith give their thoughts on Zavala's waiver being granted, the NCAA doing something right (for once), the heightened expectations for the Pack and much more with the Spaces audience.


It's officially UNC week. The Wolfpack is set to take on its rival on the diamond starting Friday evening with the Tar Heels making the short trip to Doak Field. Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin preview the rivalry series and where things stand for the Pack9 heading into the final three ACC weekends.

Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball also joins Alec in the second segment to break down the Wolfpack's season thus far. Fitt discusses where the Tar Heels stand heading into the weekend, the Pack's continued success despite the turnover this season and much more on this week's podcast!


On this week's episode of the podcast, James and Cory are joined by former NC State All-ACC forward Kayla Jones and National Champion wrestler Mike Macchiavello! Jones is currently going through training camp with the Minnesota Lynx while Macchiavello just came off winning his first US Open.

The guys also discuss baseball's sweep over Radford, the upcoming series and the Wolfpack's success in the 2022 NFL Draft and free-agent signings.

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NC State went into Louisville and was in every game, but fell late in two out of three to drop the series on the road. But the Wolfpack bounced back in a big way against ECU at home to kickoff a seven-game homestand over the next week.

Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin take a look back on the week, talk about Tommy White's ridiculous home run pace, discuss some recent rule changes by the NCAA and previewing what's coming up next for the Pack9!


The last week for NC State was another busy one, but this time it was a positive one for the basketball program. The Wolfpack men's team added two high-scoring signees while the women's program got a commitment from a standout post player.

James and Cory break all of that down along with a look at the current state of two more men's transfers, the Pack9's up-and-down weekend in Louisville and much more!

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Former NC State outfielder Brett Kinneman is has been a player, coach and now a broadcaster for the Wolfpack throughout his career. He joins Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin to discuss every stage, how he's adapted to commentating, Tommy White's ridiculous start and much more.

Alec and Andrew also take a look at the series sweep over Boston College before Easter and the upcoming series at No. 16 Louisville in the first half of the podcast.


On this week's podcast, Cory and James have plenty to discuss between the loss of Shawn Phillips, the transfer portal activity, the WNBA Draft, a baseball sweep over Boston College and much more!

Could the Shawn Phillips decision be an opportunity for the Pack to get older at center? Where does State stand with several top targets in the portal? What does the sweep over BC mean for the confidence of the Pack9 heading into Louisville?

We cover all that and more on this week's podcast!

(Note: This podcast was shot prior to decisions from River Baldwin and Jack Clark to join the hoops teams)

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Coming off a wild week of baseball in which the Pack9 went 2-2 with a walk-off win on Tuesday night, Alec and Andrew discuss everything that took place in Blacksburg and against UNCW. The guys highlight what went wrong vs. Virginia Tech, how the Pack has bounced back, top players for the week and preview the BC series.

Cory Smith also sits down with NC State closer Chris Villaman to break down his season, how he's adapted to the closer role, his time with USA Baseball and much more! Listen to the full interview starting at the 29:13 mark.


On this week's episode of the Weekly Podcast, Wolfpack Club Executive Director Ben Broussard joins James and Cory from Amedeo's. Broussard discusses the season for the Wolfpack, how it's impacted the Wolfpack Club, the excitement of the fan base and much more.

In the second portion of the show, Cory and James break down their thoughts from the NC State Spring Game, look back on the series in Blacksburg for the Pack9 and discuss the big weekend for NC State cheerleading.

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NC State hosted its final portion of spring camp with the Spring Game presented by Gigi's Playhouse on Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium with a 50-7 victory for the Red Team. Michael Clark and Cory Smith break down their thoughts from the game on the offense, defense and special teams performance.

How did Devin Leary look heading into a critical season? Which young wide receivers made the most of their opportunity? Who were the defensive players that stood out? Michael and Cory cover it all in the Postgame Podcast.


Week in and week out, NC State baseball is releasing some of the best creative videos in the country from its weekend series. The man behind those videos is Joe Williams, a former starting pitcher at JMU and Assistant Director of Creative Video for the Pack9.

Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin discuss Williams' role with the Pack, his journey to Raleigh and more. They close out the show with a look back on the series win at Clemson, the upcoming trip to Blacksburg and what's led to the recent success for the program.


The twists and turns of the NC State basketball offseason continued with Levi Watkins returning home to take over as an assistant coach. Cory and James break down the hire, what it could mean for the Pack's bigs and take a look at the transfer portal for State.

In the second half, the guys preview the Spring Game this coming Saturday, including players to watch and what to expect from the showcase. The podcast is wrapped up with a look back at the Pack9 series win over Clemson on the road, Noah Soles winning ACC Player of the Week and looking ahead to the next month for NC State baseball.

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