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.

Following a loss in the 2021 Gator Bowl, James and Cory look back on the Wolfpack football season as a whole and what led to the ugly loss in Jacksonville. They also give an in-depth breakdown of what to expect next year.

In the second session, James and Cory discuss the latest wins for both Pack basketball programs, which are now a combined 16-1 overall and 6-0 in ACC play. What should NC State fans expect when MBB travels to Clemson and will Manny Bates be active?

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It wasn't the way the Wolfpack wanted to end the season, but the 23-21 loss still showed the fight NC State has had all year long. Michael and Cory break down the loss, individual performances and what the Gator Bowl means for next season.

How critical were the mistakes in the loss? What happened to the running game? Which players stepped up in a big way? How good can this program be next fall?

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For the second time in three years, NC State will travel down to Jacksonville, Fla. to take on an SEC foe in the Gator Bowl. Derek Terry of Cats Pause joins us to discuss what Wolfpack fans should expect from the Kentucky Wildcats.

How has Mark Stoops found recent success in bowl games? What makes the Wildcats' ground game so potent? Why did UK finish with a losing record in 2020? Who are the defensive stars to know? Get all that and a prediction before the Gator Bowl in the Pregame Podcast!

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NC State closed out its wild, strange and successful year of 2020 with yet another win in ACC play. The Wolfpack moved to 2-0 in conference play with a 79-76 win over Boston College before ringing in the New Year.

Cory and Miles take a look at the impact of D.J. Funderburk's return, Jericole Hellems' play on both ends of the floor, Shakeel Moore's energy down the stretch, Devon Daniels' recovery and clutch play at the end of the game and much more!

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With the year of 2020 wrapping up -- finally(!!!) -- James and Cory take a look back on the recent UNC win, women's basketball moving up in the AP rankings and preview the Gator Bowl before reflecting on the memorable year for Wolfpack sports.

Though 2020 was a tough year for the nation as a whole, NC State enjoyed a ton of success on the court and on the field. James and Cory give their thoughts on the Top 10 wins, the biggest moments for the Pack and much more!

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NC State wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 20 new signees. Of the early signees, the Pack added three receivers, including Julian Gray, who is one of the best in the country at the position.

The dynamic playmaker out of Huntersville (N.C.) Hopewell joined Cory and Michael to discuss signing with the Pack, early goals for his college career, relationship with the coaching staff, why he chose to stay in-state and much more on the Pack21 Podcast.

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NC State wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 20 new signees. Of the early signees, the Pack added three receivers, including Micah Crowell, who is one of the best in the country at the position.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound playmaker out of Kernersville (N.C.) East Forsyth joined Cory and Michael to discuss signing with the Pack, early goals for his college career, relationship with the coaching staff, why he chose to stay in-state and much more on the Pack21 Podcast.

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Even without one of its best big men on Tuesday night, NC State toppled No. 17 UNC by a final of 79-76 at home. Cory and Miles take a look back on the convincing win for the Wolfpack, moving to 5-1 (1-0 ACC) on the year.

How important was Shakeel Moore's offense and energy in his ACC debut? Just how big was Devon Daniels' ability to close out the game? Was Manny Bates' performance the most critical of the night? What does this win do for the team heading into January?


It has been nearly 38 years since the magical run by NC State to capture the 1983 National Championship. Thurl Bailey, the Pack's superstar forward, joins us to talk about his book, Team of Destiny, tell stories about Jimmy V, his career as a broadcaster and singer, and much more!

Cory and James also break down the Pack's Gator Bowl matchup against Kentucky, discuss NC State women's basketball's undefeated start, the health of State's basketball team and keys heading into Tuesday's matchup vs. UNC-Chapel Hill.

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NC State wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 20 new signees. Of the early signees, the Pack has already added four defensive backs, including Chase Hattley, who is one of the top safety prospects in the country.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound playmaker out of Cary (N.C.) Panther Creek joined Cory and Michael to discuss signing with the Pack, early goals for his college career, relationship with the coaching staff, his relationship with his father and much more on the Pack21 Podcast.

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NC State has wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 20 new signees. Of the early signees, the Pack has already added five new offensive linemen, including Thornton Gentry, the No. 1 offensive lineman in South Carolina.

The 6-foot-4, 282-pound center joined Cory and Michael to discuss signing with the Pack, early goals for his college career, relationship with the coaching staff, his relationship with his father and much more on the Pack21 Podcast.

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NC State came out of the gate hot, but ran out of gas down the stretch in an 80-69 loss at Saint Louis. Cory and Miles take a look back on the loss in the Postgame Podcast.

Should NC State have traveled to play this game in the first place? How much can be taken away from this game given the circumstances? What do we make of Manny Bates' career night on both ends?


NC State has already wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 19 new signees. While the coaches are typically viewed as the recruiters for each player, Mario Love was considered the Alpha Wolf when it came to helping construct the 2021 class.

Love joined Cory and Michael to discuss his excitement about signing with NC State, his role in helping recruit the class, his goals for the next level, relationships with the coaching staff and much more on the Pack21 Podcast.

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NC State has already wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 19 new signees. The Wolfpack landed multiple in-state elite recruits, but linebacker Jordan Poole was at the top of the list as a Top-100 athlete.

Poole joins Cory and Michael to break down his recruitment, being an All-American, his relationship with the coaching staff, playing with fellow elite in-state recruits, his goals as an early enrollee and much more.

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NC State has already wrapped up its Early Signing Period of the 2021 recruiting class and came away with 19 new signees. One of the most talked about recruits in every class is the quarterback -- and the Wolfpack got a special one in Aaron McLaughlin.

The 6-foot-5, 219-pound signal-caller joined Cory and Michael to discuss signing with the Pack, living up to expectations, relationship with the coaching staff, his goals as an early enrollee and much more on the Pack21 Podcast.

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