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 went into Chapel Hill with a fourth-string quarterback and came away with a massive win to close out the regular season. Michael Clark and Cory Smith take a look back on the win for NC State in Chapel Hill to move to 8-4 (4-4 ACC) on the season.

How did the Pack pull off the upset? What went so right for Ben Finley and the offense (in the first half, at least)? Who stood out for the Pack's defense? How significant was this win for the program on and off the field? We'll cover it all on the postgame podcast!


NC State men's and women's hoops are coming off tough losses to Top 5 opponents, with the women’s team falling at No. 5 UConn and the men’s team dropping a close one to No. 3 Kansas in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Kai Crutchfield is joined by Wolfpack Club member and season-ticket holder Daniel Williams to discuss the Wolfpack’s start to the season on both the men’s and women’s hoops teams. How will they bounce back in the next few games and who must step up for the Pack moving forward? We discuss it all on the Clutch Cast!


NC State heads into this week with a chance to rebound after two straight losses and gets an opportunity against its arch rival in UNC. The Wolfpack still sits at seven wins, but can help itself in a number of ways with a win in Chapel Hill before UNC heads to the ACC Championship Game.

CL Brown of the News & Observer joins Cory Smith to discuss the turnaround for UNC, the play of Drake Maye, the Tar Heels' wideouts and the struggles on the defensive side of the ball.


James and Cory are joined by National Champion cross country runners Sam Bush and Kelsey Chmiel on this week’s podcast! We’ll discuss their second straight national championship, coming home to a celebration and much more!

The guys will also talk about what happened over the weekend in Louisville, the state of the football program and some hoops ahead of some overseas trips for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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NC State was dealt more massive blows on both sides of the football when it came to injury news throughout the week and couldn't get the job done with several backups in a 25-10 loss to Louisville. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back at the loss and what comes next for the Wolfpack.

What went wrong for NC State's offense that led to just 10 total points? How has the defense responded despite having entire games on their shoulders this season? Will this be one of the busiest offseasons of the Dave Doeren era? The guys touch on all of that and more in this podcast!


NC State suffered a baffling loss to Boston College last weekend, but will look to turn the page on the road against Louisville. However, the Cardinals are looking to bounce back and get to .500 in ACC play to close out the conference schedule at home against the Wolfpack.

Michael McCammon of Cardinal Authority joins Cory Smith to discuss the Louisville offense under both quarterbacks, the explosive running game, the Cardinals strong defense and give a prediction in the latest Pregame Podcast.


Cory Smith and James Curle are joined by former NC State basketball player and ESPN commentator Ernie Myers to discuss the men's and women's hoops teams in the first segment.

Cory and James also discuss the loss to Boston College, the feeling around the program moving forward and if the Pack can bounce back in the final two weeks on the road.

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On an afternoon where NC State was set to make program history and send its seniors off in memorable fashion in the final home game of the season, the Wolfpack fell flat in the final three quarters. The end result was a 21-20 loss to Boston College in arguably the worst loss of the Dave Doeren era.

Pack Pride's Cory Smith and Michael Clark break down the Wolfpack's befuddling 21-20 loss to Boston College on Senior Day. The guys take a look at the offensive struggles and the somber feeling for NC State's seniors in their final home game of their careers.


NC State is set to host a critical matchup against Boston College this coming weekend for a number of reasons. Not only will it be Senior Day for 30 players, but it's a chance to make history with a 17th straight win at home for the Wolfpack.

All of that has somewhat overshadowed the opponent this week, but AJ Black of Eagle Insider joins Cory Smith this week to break the game down. Black discusses the potential for Emmett Morehead at quarterback, the struggles on the ground, dynamic play of Zay Flowers, the Eagles' defense and his prediction for Saturday's showdown.


Welcome to the first episode of the Clutch Cast with Kai Crutchfield! For those who don't know, the podcast name is a play on Kai's nickname, "Clutchfield," for her play in big games throughout her career. Kai will bring weekly updates and her own thoughts for both men's and women's basketball throughout the season on this podcast!

In this introduction episode, Kai explains her vision for the show and gives some background on her own career in the first segment. She's then joined by Pack Pride Editor and show producer Cory Smith to hand out some preseason awards for both the men's and women's teams!

***The title sponsor for this episode is Scripted Apprl. Make sure to support Kai directly by purchasing a new hoodie, t-shirt or kids merch from the store now! Follow this link to find out more about Kai's company: https://scriptedapprl.com/

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NC State pulled off an improbable victory over Wake Forest on Saturday evening behind one of the most complete performances of the Dave Doeren era. The Wolfpack rose up to No. 17 in the AP Poll and appears primed to fight for a strong finish starting with Senior Day against Boston College on Saturday.

James Curle and Cory Smith take a look back on the win, look forward to the road ahead and discuss some NC State basketball as the season tips off. This podcast was recorded in between the women's and men's basketball season openers, so most of the talk was about the women's victory over Quinnipiac.

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Behind dominant performance from every facet of the game on offense, defense and special teams, NC State pulled out a 30-21 win over Wake Forest. Cory Smith and Michael Clark give their immediate thoughts after the win and what led to the Pack downing the Deacs.

Just how impressive was MJ Morris' performance in his first start? How did the Pack get the passing game going early and close out with the ground game? What led to the defense's dominance? How underrated is Christopher Dunn's impact? We discuss it all and hand out helmet stickers!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 2:58am EST

NC State and Wake Forest kickoff a critical game between two 6-2 programs looking to rewrite their seasons with an in-state win on Saturday. Cam Lemons Debro of Demon Deacon Digest joins Cory Smith on the Pregame Podcast to break down Wake Forest ahead of the primetime showdown.

Will Sam Hartman bounce back after a rough outing against Louisville on the road? How dynamic is the wide receiving corps with A.T. Perry, Donovan Greene and Jahmal Banks leading the way? Has the defense shown growth under new defensive coordinator Brad Lambert? We cover all of that and get Cam's prediction for Saturday night!


NC State certainly didn't get off to a hot start against Virginia Tech, but the Wolfpack pulled out a 22-21 win to move to 6-2 on the season. James and Cory discuss the emergence of MJ Morris, explosive plays making a return, the defense bouncing back and what this means moving forward.

The guys also discuss the upcoming matchup against Wake Forest, the dominance from the women's cross country program and the men's and women's basketball exhibitions this week. Listen to the full podcast or watch the live broadcast on the Pack Pride YouTube page!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 8:22am EST

After struggling mightily for nearly three quarters and falling behind 21-3 to Virginia Tech at home, NC State (6-2, 2-2 ACC) rallied to score three touchdowns in nine minutes, and secured a 22-21 win. True freshman quarterback MJ Morris came off the bench and led the way offensively, completing 20-of-29 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns.

The Wolfpack's receiving corps also stepped up down the stretch in the win. Thayer Thomas tallied 10 receptions for 118 yards and two scores, while Devin Carter finished with five receptions for 62 yards, and true freshman receiver Terrell Timmons Jr. added two catches for 51 yards -- including a 43-yarder for the longest play of the night.