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.

Prior to the first loss of the season at Campbell, Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin broke down the second straight series sweep for the Pack9 against Quinnipiac. Between the hot bat of Tommy White, the solid pitching performances and the hot offense as a whole, the guys touch on every topic from the weekend.

Alec and Andrew also breakdown the upcoming series against Northeastern, which will feature some of the best arms NC State has faced all season. Can the Pack9 bounce back after a tough midweek loss to Campbell at home against the CAA Preseason Pitcher of the Year Cam Schlittler and the preseason No. 1 Huskies?


While things have not gone well on the hardwood for NC State's men's hoops program this year, The Tournament has highlighted the glory days for the Wolfpack. Dereck Whittenburg joins Cory and James to discuss the documentary and his role as a producer in the series on the ACC Network.

Whittenburg also breaks down the current state of the NC State program, including men's and women's basketball, baseball, how NIL is changing college sports and more.

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The weekend was an up-and-down one for the Wolfpack's basketball programs, as the men's team dropped another home matchup on Senior Day while the women's team moved to 17-1 in ACC play to claim the outright conference title in the regular season.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the weekend, breaking down what went so wrong against UNC, why the bigs struggles continue to hinder both sides of the ball, how important earning the outright ACC title was for the Pack women and what comes next for both teams.


On Thursday afternoon, Dave Doeren's long-awaited new contract was finally announced. After months of talks, Doeren received a contract extension through the 2026 campaign with an annual salary of $5 million -- $1.5 million more than his previous contract.

Cory and Michael take a look at what the contract means for the program, the recruiting impact of Doeren and his assistants re-signing, why the deal needed to happen now ahead of a huge 2022 campaign and much more!


NC State dropped another frustrating loss Wednesday night, falling to a sub-.500 Boston College team by a final of 69-61. The Wolfpack coughed up 18 turnovers, was dominated in the paint and couldn't overcome rough starts in both halves to fall for the fourth straight game at home.

Miles and Cory recap the latest loss with a look at Terquavion Smith's performance, Dereon Seabron's strong start, the frustrating play of Cam Hayes and Jericole Hellems along with a look ahead at what comes next.


Winning an ACC Championship on any given weekend would be huge, but the Wolfpack claimed five in one weekend! Along with men's swimming & diving, women's basketball and wrestling, both club hockey teams also won their ACC Tournaments on Sunday.

NC State radio play-by-play announcer Andrew Sanders joins Cory and James to discuss all of the success, which also included a baseball sweep, Tommy White's insane start and much more.

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The Sawyer & Ciencin Podcast is back!

With the first pitch in the 2022 season just over 24 hours away, Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin preview the spring season and hand out their preseason awards.

On the second segment, NC State skipper Elliott Avent joins the show to discuss the upcoming season, last year's finish, coaching Team USA, his legacy and much more.


NC State ended two different losing streaks on Tuesday night in Atlanta, winning its first game since Jan. 22 along with the first ever win for Kevin Keatts against Georgia Tech. Terquavion Smith led the way with 26 points in a 76-61 win for the Wolfpack, which heads into an eight-day break back in the win column.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the win, Smith's huge outing -- and areas where he can still grow -- Dereon Seabron's solid production, Cam Hayes' emergence and what this win means for the Pack before hosting Boston College next week.


Over the last week, NC State football has received a ton of national attention between returning production, bowl projections and more. James and Cory take a look at the hype train building for the Pack ahead of spring camp and whether or not it's all warranted.

The guys also recap another strong week for the Pack women's basketball program, the slide for the men's hoops and wrap things up with a look back at another win for the wrestling squad.


In a game NC State desperately needed to get back in the win column, Pittsburgh outmuscled the Wolfpack inside in a 71-69 result that left the Pack with a sixth straight loss. The disastrous slide for the Pack now has the team at 10-16 (3-12 ACC) with just five games remaining, now including two losses to teams outside the Top 10 in the conference.

Miles and Cory reflect on the latest L, including the lack of post presence for the Pack, issues for Terquavion Smith and Jericole Hellems along with the bench providing a glimmer of hope.


Wednesday night was deja vu all over again for NC State, as the Wolfpack tied the game up with less than 10 minutes to play before dropping a 69-51 loss to Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons closed on a 16-0 run as State couldn't find any offense outside of Dereon Seabron in the second half.

Miles and Cory take a look back on what went wrong for the Pack, the bright spots in Dereon Seabron and the play of the bigs, and the opportunity that lies ahead for State to climb out of the bottom of the ACC.


NC State WBB left zero doubt who was the top team in the ACC with a blistering defensive showing against No. 11 Georgia Tech. The No. 5 Wolfpack held the Yellow Jackets to a combined 15 points in the second and third quarters to pull away with a win.

James and Cory break from the traditional Weekly Podcast format to discuss the seventh ranked win for the Pack on a Twitter Spaces session.

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The NC State men's basketball team has officially stumbled all the way to the bottom of the ACC after a 69-57 loss to Notre Dame. Miles and Cory take a look back on the Wolfpack's latest loss, what went wrong at the start and finish, along with what comes next as the Pack looks to somehow turn things around.

In the second segment of the podcast, the guys preview NC State women's basketball's Top-15 matchup with Georgia Tech in the Play4Kay Game taking place Monday night!


NC State started off red hot from deep in the first half, but couldn't sustain it as Syracuse poured shots in during the second half. That ultimately led to another difficult loss for the Wolfpack to Cuse, 89-82, as shots didn't fall in the final five minutes of the game.

Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discuss the Pack's issues at the end of the game, Terquavion Smith's strong scoring, Jaylon Gibson's surprising success and why the margin for error is so slim for this year's team.

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Coming off a huge Junior Day over the weekend, NC State is building momentum on the recruiting trail as the 2023 class gets underway. Michael Clark joins Cory and James to discuss the event, buzz around the program and the 2022 schedule release.

James and Cory also breakdown the schedule, take a look at the continued success for NC State WBB, struggles for Pack MBB in Chapel Hill and more in the second segment!

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