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 got off to a hot start to the season with the bats, but struggled out of the bullpen to start the year at 2-1 before ACC play begins. Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin discuss the week for the Pack9 and the upcoming ACC opener against Georgia Tech.

Before the discussion of the current season, former Pack9 catcher Brett Austin joins the show to discuss his time in Raleigh, the impact NC State had on his life, being a part of the Nationals organization and much more -- including water slides!


Winning three road games was one thing, but the Wolfpack had none over top-tier opponents in the ACC. NC State got that on Wednesday night, handing No. 15 Virginia its first home loss after 15 straight victories in Charlottesville by a final of 68-61.

Cory and Miles take a look back on the Pack's historic win streak on the road, the continued growth of the freshmen guards, D.J. Funderburk's second-half production and look ahead to the remainder of the Pack's schedule.


With one episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast left before the end of February, James and Cory are joined by four different NC State athletes to discuss their time in Raleigh, the fight for racial equality and much more. We also discuss the hugely successful past week for the Pack at the top of the show!

The list of guests includes:

- Chasity Melvin: 28:00 mark

- Grant Gibson: 44:00 mark

- Isaiah Moore: 56:00 mark

- Ted Brown: 1:10:00 mark

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NC State went into Winston-Salem and came away with a dominant victory by a final of 80-62. Miles and Cory breakdown the win and what it means for the season on the Postgame Podcast.

How impressive have the freshmen been over the last two games? What does Dereon Seabron's emergence mean for the program? Can the Pack carry this road momentum into Charlottesville and clinch a Top 25 win over Virginia?


Welcome to the first edition of the Sawyer & Ciencin Podcast -- the ONLY podcast devoted entirely to NC State baseball! On the first episode, Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin are joined by long-time Wolfpack assistant and associate head coach Chris Hart, who was the lead recruiter for Ciencin more than one decade ago.

Following the interview with Hart, the guys hand out their preseason awards for team MVP, Pitcher of the Year, Freshman of the Year and others before giving their season predictions.


Despite yet another late-game surge from its opponent, NC State held on Wednesday night to pull out a 74-73 win over Pitt on the road. Miles and Cory discuss the Pack's latest road victory, the second straight win away from PNC Arena in the last 11 days.

How critical were the performances from the freshman guards? Is this the dominance we should expect for D.J. Funderburk and Manny Bates inside and on the glass? How significant was this win at the start of a crucial three-game road trip?


With just four days remaining until the start of the 2021 NC State baseball season, James and Cory are joined by Andrew Ciencin to break down his time with the Wolfpack, the uniqueness of the 2021 season and expectations for the program.

We're also joined by Layton Smith and Macon Adams of Tuffy Talk to discuss their new podcast and thoughts on NC State as a program. We also talk men's and women's basketball and wrestling on the backend of the show.

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With two chances to get back on track this past week, the Wolfpack came up 0-2 and fell further down the ACC standings. Cory and Miles try to pick up the pieces from the latest loss in the Postgame Podcast.

How critical have turnovers been in the last two games? Can Shakeel Moore build off his second-half performance? How important is the progress of the freshmen guards in these final games?


In a game where NC State had an opportunity to get back on track with some revenge against Syracuse, it fell apart in the second half yet again in a 77-68 loss at home. Miles and Cory recap the latest loss on the Postgame Podcast.

What happened in the final minutes that led to six straight missed shots? How critical were the Pack's turnover issues against Cuse? What did the Orange do differently this time around? Can State *actually* get back on track Saturday vs. Duke?


With National Signing Day in the rearview mirror and the 2021 NC State recruiting class nearly finalized, Michael Clark joins the show to break down the Wolfpack's haul, the difficulties of recruiting in 2020-21 and why the Pack has turned its focus to the transfer portal.

James and Cory also take a look at the Wolfpack's win over Wake Forest in men's basketball, preview the upcoming game against Syracuse and recap the losses for women's basketball and wrestling.

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After more than one month of difficult losses and losing one of its best scoring threats, the Wolfpack got a dominant win in Chestnut Hill. Cory and Miles take a look back at NC State's blowout victory and the top performers for the Pack.

Does this win get State back on track or is it still yet to be determined? What did this game reveal about the Pack's offensive strategy moving forward? How far along is Shakeel Moore midway through ACC play?


In the past three years, NC State has sent six different defensive linemen to the NFL via the draft. One of those linemen was NC native Kentavius Street, who joins Michael and Cory in this special edition of the Pack Pride Podcast.

How special was the 2014 NC State recruiting class when it was all said and done? What were some of the most impactful aspects of being in Raleigh with the Wolfpack? What have the first two years been like in the NFL? What advice would he give to NC State recruits?


The Wolfpack put up a fight for more than 33 minutes against No. 14 Virginia Wednesday night, but fell down the stretch in a 64-57 loss to the Cavaliers. Miles and Cory break the loss down, what it means for the season and what comes next.

What really happened with D.J. Funderburk in the final seven minutes? How has the offense been molded to fit around Jericole Hellems? What's going on with the Wolfpack's guards offensively?


On Monday night, NC State WBB pulled out its second win over the No. 1 team in the country in Louisville. NC State ACC Champion and basketball analyst Debbie Antonelli joins James and Cory to discuss the win, the Pack WBB program, where she has the Pack ranked and why this team has National Championship potential.

Cory and James also take a look back on State's loss at Syracuse, Wednesday's matchup with No. 14 Virginia, discuss the Pack wrestling win over No. 14 UNC and preview the trip to No. 8 Virginia Tech.

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NC State battled against Syracuse without Devon Daniels or D.J. Funderburk, but came up short by a final of 76-73 in the Carrier Dome. Miles and Cory take a look back on what led to the loss, along with the huge performances by Jericole Hellems and Manny Bates.

What happened to the Pack's offense in the second half? Despite the loss, how good of a showing was this for Hellems and Bates as leaders on both ends? What needs to happen with the Pack's guard play? Can the Pack recover from an awful January?