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.

Whether it was UNC letting its foot off the gas or NC State putting the pedal to the metal in the final two minutes, the Wolfpack came out with a 34-30 win over the Tar Heels in comeback fashion. Cory and Michael break apart every facet of the Pack's season finale on the Postgame Podcast.

Is it possible for Devin Leary to be anymore clutch? How on God's green Earth did Emeka Emezie get so wide open for his first TD? What does this mean win for the Pack's 2021 goals and what comes next?


With the Wolfpack's hopes still alive for an ACC Atlantic Division title, a 10-win season, a perfect record at home and more, the only thing standing in its way is its most hated rival -- UNC. The Tar Heels may be 6-5 overall, but are looking to spoil the party for the Pack in the season finale with so much on the line.

UNC beat writer C.L. Brown of The News & Observer joins Cory Smith to discuss the Tar Heels' up-and-down season, what to expect from Sam Howell, UNC's struggling defense and gives his prediction.

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Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, but rivalry week has been raging on for days at this point. Given the latest news with Isaiah Moore announcing his return and Ricky Person Jr. leaving after the season, Michael and Cory break down both decisions for the Wolfpack.

The guys close it out with a look at some other names who could be announcing decisions soon, the implications of this Friday's matchup on recruiting and what this week as a whole means for the program as a whole.


It's been a huge week for Wolfpack fans already, and we're not slowing down with our guests this week. Cory and James are joined by NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent and 1983 National Champion Ernie Meyers on this week's podcast!

They discuss everything from the Pack9 being honored over the weekend, looking back on the CWS run, a look at the wins for football, men's and women's basketball and the first National Title since 1983. You don't want to miss this episode!

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Needing a win over Syracuse to keep hopes alive for the ACC Championship Game, the Wolfpack handled business on Saturday. Cory and Michael take a look back on how the Pack slowed down Cuse and put together its own explosive game plan.

How important were all three elements of the game for the Pack? Did the defense prove itself against the top running offense in the ACC? What comes next for State to close out the year against UNC?


NC State is coming off a gut-punch loss to Wake Forest, but still has plenty to play for in the final two weeks. That starts with this Saturday against a Syracuse team seeking bowl eligibility and looking to play spoiler against the Wolfpack.

Stephen Bailey of Cuse Nation joins Cory Smith to break down the stellar season for Sean Tucker, what Garrett Shrader has brought to the Orange backfield, who to watch on defense and his prediction for Saturday's game!


The Wolfpack was handed its first loss of the 2021-22 season on Wednesday night by Oklahoma State by a final of 74-68. Cory and Miles give their thoughts on the performance for NC State and where the Pack needs to improve moving forward.

What happened to the Wolfpack's offense vs. OK State? How much did losing the turnover battle impact this game? Who were the players that disappointed and who were the bright spots for the Pack?


NC State football dropped a crucial matchup in Wake Forest, but not all is lost for the 2021 season. Cory and James give their thoughts on the loss in Winston-Salem and try to talk Wolfpack fans off a cliff with a look at the rest of the year.

We also take a look at the start to the season for NC State men's and women's hoops, the loss of Manny Bates and more heading into another full week of Wolfpack sports.

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Despite all of the things that didn't go in NC State's direction on Saturday night in Winston-Salem, it still had opportunities to win the game down the stretch. Michael and Cory take a look back on the loss, how those opportunities were squandered and what comes next for the Wolfpack after the 45-42 loss to Wake Forest.

Why didn't the offense get going early on? Why did Ricky Person and Zonovan Knight combine for 12 carries? How critical was Shyheim Battle's ejection and the rest of the penalties? We break it all down on the podcast.


This Saturday, NC State will battle Wake Forest for the keys to the car in the ACC, with the winner controlling their own destiny in the Atlantic Division with just two games remaining. You know, just like we all predicted before the season, right?

Les Johns of Demon Deacon Digest joins Cory Smith on the Pregame Podcast to break down Sam Hartman's play, Wake's explosive receivers, where the defense stands and offers his prediction for Saturday's matchup!


NC State had to battle through some serious adversity early on -- both through a critical injury and poor shooting -- but responded with an 88-70 win over Bucknell. Cory and Miles break down the Wolfpack's season-opening win on the Postgame Podcast.

What is the latest on Manny Bates and how big is the impact if he's out moving forward? Just how significant was Terquavion Smith's freshman debut? How did Jericole Hellems and Dereon Seabron step up down the stretch to solidify the win?


It's a busy week for NC State fans and the Pack Pride community, so James and Cory try to recap and preview it all! We start out with a look back on the Pack's win in Tallahassee in football and a preview of the massive matchup in Winston-Salem this Saturday.

Miles Masercola joins the podcast to discuss men's and women's basketball in the final segment, offer his thoughts on some of the new players in the system and what to expect for both teams on opening night.

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NC State needed a big response after a letdown two weeks ago in Florida, and it continued to right the ship with a big win over Florida State. Michael and Cory reunite to take a look back on State's win along with a brief preview of what comes next.

Just how good was Devin Leary's performance against FSU? What does the emergence of Trent Pennix, C.J. Riley and Chris Toudle mean for the offense? How does this NC State defense just keep chugging despite all of the injuries?


Coming off a win over Louisville to remain undefeated at home, NC State travels to Florida yet again looking to stay on track in the Atlantic Division. Josh Newberg of Noles247 joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss the matchup and give his prediction for Saturday.

What has made Jordan Travis more successful this time as a starter? Who are the playmakers on the offensive side of the ball? How has Jermaine Johnson remained so dominant this season? Newberg discusses those topics and more!


Coming off the lone public exhibition game on Monday against ECSU, NC State point guard Cam Hayes joins the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast! James and Cory discuss Hayes' first season in Raleigh, his improvements this offseason, new faces on the team and much more.

In the second half of the podcast, the guys discuss the first College Football Playoff Poll release, the win over Louisville and look ahead to Saturday's matchup against Florida State on the road.

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