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 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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Early National Signing Day is coming this week, and NC State is expected to sign a Top 30 class, according to the 247Sports rankings. With a big focus on recruiting, James and Cory are joined by 247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons to break down the Wolfpack's class.

Who is Barton higher on than other recruiting services? How important is the transfer portal this season? Is there any need to panic compared to other in-state programs? How does one prepare for an 8-hour live show on CBS Sports Network?

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NC State wrapped up its 2020 football season with an 8-3 record and seven ACC wins for the first time in program history. Former Wolfpack receiver Kelvin Harmon joined the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss the season, his rehab from injury and the Washington Football Team.

James and Cory also break down their thoughts on Dave Doeren for ACC Coach of the Year, the Pack women's basketball team downing No. 1 South Carolina and the why the men's basketball program canceled two games.

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NC State moved to 8-3 (7-3 ACC) on the year with a 23-13 win over Georgia Tech to win a fourth straight game to close out the regular season. Cory and Michael look back on the win, including a breakdown of the passing game, Chris Dunn's historic night and the stingy scoring defense.

What does Saturday's win mean for the program with bowl season coming up? How important were the linebackers yet again against GT? Is this a sign of what's to come for the Wolfpack next season?


Thursday was a great day for NC State basketball all the way around. It got started with the Wolfpack men's team cruising to an easy win over UMass-Lowell in Bubbleville before the No. 8 NC State women's program toppled No. 1 South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Kevin Keatts said it best on Thursday night: It was a Double Scoop for NC State.

Following the pair of victories, Cory and Miles take a look at what the wins mean for each program, how the Pack WBB was able to overcome the loss of Jada Boyd and the continued progress of the State MBB guards through three games.


The regular-season finale for NC State is finally here, and it's another opportunity at a revenge game from last season. With the Wolfpack hosting Georgia Tech this Saturday on Senior Day, Rod MacKenzie of GoJackets on the 247Sports network joined us to break down the Yellow Jackets.

What has Geoff Collins done this season to further implement his system in Year 2? How has the progress of Jeff Sims helped the offense grow? Will Jahmyr Gibbs be available this Saturday? Which young players have stepped up on defense? Who does MacKenzie believe will take the W?


With NC State's basketball game canceled on Monday, the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast recorded at its usual time. This week, Cory and James were joined by Wolfpack legend Dereck Whittenburg to discuss State basketball, football and more!

Topics this week included NC State's start to the 2020-21 basketball season, the Wolfpack's win in Syracuse, the busy week ahead in basketball and football and Whittenburg gives his thoughts on the program.

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