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 (4-3) is reeling after a two-game losing streak, but remains at home this weekend against Florida State (2-5, 1-5 ACC). Chris Nee of Noles247 joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss where the Seminoles stand heading into the matchup.

What exactly has transpired for the Noles this season and particularly this past week? Who will be the starter at quarterback? Where are the weaknesses in the FSU defense? What is Nee's prediction for Saturday night?


With NC State coming off another tough loss, the Wolfpack has a chance to rebound this Saturday with a struggling Florida State program coming to town. Ahead of the matchup, Bud Elliott of 247Sports joins us to discuss his alma mater along with take a look at the state of the Pack's program.

How has Tim Beck's offense changed the look of the program nationally? What should Wolfpack fans expect against FSU? Cory and James also take a look back at the Miami loss in the second portion of the podcast.

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Just when it appeared NC State would come away with a win over a Top-15 program, the Wolfpack grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory in a 44-41 loss to No. 11 Miami Friday night. Michael and Cory take a look back on the loss on the Pregame Podcast and look forward to the final four games.

What happened in the fourth quarter on both sides of the ball? How did the Pack's offense look with Bailey Hockman under center? What has to change down the stretch for NC State to finish strong?


Following a bye week for both programs after a strong start to the season, No. 11 Miami will travel to NC State on Friday night. Ahead of the matchup, David Lake of Inside The U joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss the Hurricanes.

What type of culture has Manny Diaz built in Miami? How dynamic has D'Eriq King made the Canes' offense? Where does the defense stack up after six games? Who does Lake predict will pull this game out in primetime on Friday night?


Coming off a bye week after a 4-2 start, the Wolfpack will take the field this Friday night against Miami at Carter-Finley Stadium. With NC State taking on the Hurricanes, James and Cory are joined this week by Wolfpack legend Andre Maddox, a Miami product who helped lead the Pack's defense from 2001 through 2004.

Maddox discusses his time playing under current Miami head coach Manny Diaz, how the "Killian Cats" helped change the program and the memorable 2002 season. There's also a bonus discussion (at the 1:06:26 mark) about Maddox's "most memorable game" at Texas Tech.

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It's officially November, which means college hoops season is right around the corner. Though the season would normally be tipping off in early November, we'll have to wait until at least Nov. 25 this year -- but it should be worth the wait.

Cory and Miles preview each position group, breakdown what we know about the schedule thus far and offer their picks for preseason MVP, most improved player, top freshman and more!


With the 2020 Wolfpack football season now at the midway point, it's time to take a look back -- and look ahead -- with Cory and Michael on the Pack Pride Podcast. We review the first six games of the season, breakdown the final five games of the year and offer our thoughts on where the Pack will end the season.

Which position group has shined on each side of the ball? What areas will the Pack need to clean up to finish strong? Who should State start at the quarterback position moving forward? We answer all that and more on this week's podcast!


Following a rough loss to UNC, NC State football has a bye week with plenty of questions heading into the second half of the season. James and Cory take a look at some of those questions, including what should happen at the QB position moving forward.

We also use the second half of the podcast to discuss the reported schedule updates for NC State men's basketball. How is the non-conference schedule shaping up with less than one month away from State tipping off? What could the starting lineup look like?

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Well, that was something.

NC State missed tackle after tackle, turned the ball over four times and was outgained on the ground by 292 yards. Cory and Michael take a look back on the loss and look forward to where the Pack goes from here.

Should Ben Finley be the starter the rest of the way? What was the biggest issue with the Pack's defense? How much did turnovers cripple any chance of an effective offense?


Following a 31-20 win over Duke at home, NC State heads back out on the road with a 4-1 record against UNC-Chapel Hill at noon this Saturday. C.L. Brown of the News & Observer joins us to discuss the Tar Heels ahead of the first ranked matchup between the two schools since 1993.

Is Sam Howell back on track after a slow start? How will UNC respond after a loss to Florida State on the road? What makes the Tar Heels' running back duo so explosive? Which team does C.L. pick to pull out the win?


In a year where nothing has been normal, Ben Broussard has taken over as the Executive Director position with the Wolfpack Club and ran with it. Broussard sits down with James and Cory to discuss his past, his first few months, how the Pack is navigating the pandemic and what comes next!

In the second portion, we take a look back on the win over Duke, the impact of Devin Leary's injury, the Pack's resilient defense and, of course, break down State's matchup this weekend at UNC.

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NC State moved to 4-1 on the season with a 31-20 win over Duke to win a second straight home game, but it came at a cost. Cory and Michael take a look back on the in-state win, including a look at the impact of Devin Leary's injury and a breakdown of the defense stepping up in the second half.

What does Saturday's win mean for the program with a tough stretch coming up? Will Bailey Hockman remain the starter, or is Ben Finley set to get playing time? Just how good has this defense become -- when it's not dealing with self-inflicted penalties?


Coming off a 38-21 win over Virginia, NC State now heads back to Carter-Finley Stadium for the first time in nearly one month to take on Duke. Adam Rowe of The Devils' Den on the 247Sports Network joins us to discuss the Blue Devils ahead of their first matchup since 2013.

Is Chase Brice finally back on track for the Duke offense? Will the Blue Devils experienced running backs repeat their success against Syracuse? Can Duke's defense limit the Pack's potent offense? Which team does Adam believe will pull out the win?


With the Wolfpack coming off yet another road win over Virginia, Cory and James are joined by Wolfpack Sports Radio pregame and postgame show host Andrew Sanders to discuss the game and his path to covering NC State!

How did Andrew get his start in doing play-by-play for the Wolfpack? What were the guys' thoughts on the win for the Pack in Charlottesville? How much did the last two wins change the perception for the program?

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NC State moved to 3-1 on the season with a 38-21 win over Virginia to win a second straight game on the road in ACC play. Cory and Michael take a look back on the road win, including a breakdown of the up-and-down performance from the offense, the defense's four turnovers and hand out their game balls.

What does Saturday's win mean for the program with a tough stretch coming up? What happened to the passing game after the hot start? Is this a sign of what's to come for the NC State defense?