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.

Coming off a wild week for NC State Athletics that included multiple postseason victories, James and Cory are joined by a coach that collected the most hardware -- Braden Holloway. The swimming & diving head coach breaks down the record-setting weekend for the women's program and looks forward to the men's championships this week.

Cory and James also recap the Pack's wins in the NCAA Tournament for WBB, victory in the NIT for MBB -- and preview the week ahead for both -- along with a look back on wrestling's sixth-place finish in the NCAA Championships.

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NC State got up early and never looked back in a 75-61 win over Davidson in the NIT opener. Miles and Cory take a look back on the Pack's big win to advance to the quarterfinals next Saturday.

What led to the frontcourt success for D.J. Funderburk and Manny Bates? How effective were the freshmen guards in their first postseason game? Just how important is Jericole Hellems' success to this team? What's next for the Pack in the NIT?


It's been another eventful week for NC State basketball, with the women earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the men's team accepting a berth to the NIT. Chris Corchiani joins James and Cory to discuss the state of the men's team, his thoughts on the freshmen guards, Archie Miller being fired and much more.

James and Cory also go in depth on the postseason berths for NC State on the second half of the podcast.

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NC State baseball has produced several stars across the baseball landscape, but few have risen up the coaching ranks as rapidly as former infielder Will Wilson. The Durham Bulls hitting coach spoke with Andrew and Alec about the analytics of hitting, his time in Raleigh, the impact of COVID on minor leaguers and more.

We also wrap up last weekend's series against Miami and how critical this weekend's series at Duke becomes to get back on track.


For the third time this season, NC State was unable to finish against Syracuse in an 89-68 loss in Greensboro. Miles and Cory take a look back on the defeat that knocks the Pack out of the ACC Tournament and potentially the rest of the postseason.

What happened to the Wolfpack in the second half? Why did State's offense struggle to find any consistency against Cuse? Is this the end of the season for the Pack or is an NIT bid in the future?


NC State will be returning a ton of talent in spring camp, but one player heading to the NFL is former DT Alim McNeill. The future NFL stud joins Cory and James live from Amedeo's to discuss his time with the Pack, preparing for the NFL Draft, his thoughts on State women's basketball and much more!

We also discuss the Wolfpack defending the ACC Tournament title in women's basketball and preview the path ahead for the men's basketball program.

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NC State closed out the 2020-21 regular season in strong fashion, earning the No. 9 seed heading into the ACC Tournament this Wednesday. Cory and Miles take a look at how the trip to Greensboro now shapes up on the latest Pack Pride Podcast.

How much did NC State's path change based on Saturday's results? What does the Pack need to do to take down Syracuse and Virginia in Greensboro? Can the Wolfpack make the NCAA Tournament field without winning it all this week?


It's busy season for NC State Athletics with men's and women's basketball, baseball, wrestling, soccer and several other winter and spring sports colliding, but the college football season is about to get underway -- with the Wolfpack's spring camp kicking off!

Before spring camp gets started, Cory and Michael take an in-depth look at the roster, the upcoming names to know and much more on the Pack Pride Podcast.


After a rough opening series, Alec and Andrew are joined by a guest who knows all about coming back from adversity -- former NC State shortstop Trea Turner. The World Series champion discusses the 2013 College World Series squad, his postgame celebrations in the postseason, becoming a new father and much more!

The guys also take a look back on the Georgia Tech series, win over Campbell and how the Pack 9 can get back on track vs. Miami starting on Friday.


For the first time since Jan. 9, NC State is back above .500 in ACC play thanks to a fifth straight victory Wednesday night in South Bend. Miles and Cory take a look back on the win and the importance of the Pack's finish.

Just how impactful were the freshmen? Why is Jericole Hellems' continued production so vital for this team? How close is the Pack to making a run at the NCAA Tournament? Miles and Cory cover it all!


After a week of tremendous success for nearly every NC State program, James and Cory recap the entire week -- including a massive Sunday for the Wolfpack.

We take a look at the latest wins for men's hoops and how important the next two games are, recap the strong finish and upcoming ACC Tourney for women's basketball and sum up the dominant performance for NC State wrestling in the ACC Championship.

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NC State just continues to tear through the ACC in the last several weeks, this time pulling out another tight game against Pitt. The Panthers made things tight down the stretch, but the Wolfpack led for 37 minutes to clinch a fourth straight victory.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the win, including the veterans stepping up, issues rebounding the basketball and what this means for the Pack with two games left on the schedule.

WARNING: There were some audio issues that we could not clean up. Apologies in advance for Cory's screaming.


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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