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We may be still be more than one month away from the start of NC State spring camp, but it's never too early to start looking ahead. Cory and Michael did just that when they revived Pack Pride Spaces to discuss the early depth chart and what battles to watch in camp.

The guys also look ahead to what's coming up in recruiting, including multiple visitors this weekend and Junior Day next weekend. Listen to the full Twitter Spaces session in podcast form!

NC State bounced back from a 1-3 start in ACC play with two critical wins over Duke and Virginia Tech this past week. James and Cory are joined by Wolfpack legend Scott Wood to breakdown the wins, give his thoughts on the current team and much more on this week's podcast.

In the second portion, the guys take a look at the commitment of Brennan Armstrong, how the expectations change for this season, his fit with Robert Anae and more. Also, the guys discuss Nyheim Hines' huge day and the recent stumbles for Pack women's basketball and why the program is set to get back on track with key players getting healthy.

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NC State traveled up to Virginia Tech on Saturday night and escaped with its first road win of the season by a final of 73-69. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss how the Wolfpack came way with the win and the importance of getting two Quadrant I wins in a week.

What led to Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner going off against the Hokies? How critical were Casey Morsell and Greg Gantt to the success of the Pack in the win? The guys touch on all of that and answer questions at the end of the podcast.

With NC State's backs against the ropes in the ACC and a daunting three-game stretch coming up, the Wolfpack was expected to struggle against No. 16 Duke. Add on the fact that State was without Dusan Mahorcic and Jack Clark, and the length of the Blue Devils frontcourt should have dominated the Pack, right? Wrong.

Not only did the Wolfpack come away with a win, it blistered Duke to the tune of an 84-60 win in PNC Arena, marking the largest deficit for a ranked Duke squad against an unranked opponent. It was also the third-largest margin of victory for the Wolfpack over the Blue Devils as State thoroughly dominated all night long to move to 12-4 (2-3 ACC) on the year.

Following the game, Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discussed what led to the critical win, the backcourt dominance from Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner, the play of D.J. Burns, the importance for the resume and much more. Listen to or watch the full podcast below.

After an up-and-down week for NC State athletics, James and Cory ring in the New Year with Debbie Antonelli! The former Wolfpack star and Women's Basketball Hall of Famer discusses both hoops teams after covering both from the broadcasting booth already this year.

In the second half of the podcast, the guys will take a look back on the Duke's Mayo Bowl, look ahead to the football offseason and discuss the state of the hoops program heading into a critical month in the ACC schedule.

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NC State got out to an early lead and had a defense that held tough all day long, but couldn't finish offensively in a 16-12 loss to Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Michael Clark and Cory Smith discuss the loss, how it happened and look ahead to the offseason.

How much of a hindrance was Ben Finley's performance for the offense? Why couldn't the running game get going against Maryland's defense? What did Friday's game say about the defense's strength all season long? The guys cover all of that and more on the Postgame Podcast!

Four-time ACC champion Kayla Jones joins this episode of The Clutch Cast along with former teammate and fellow four-time ACC champion Kai Crutchfield. The duo discuss their time with the Wolfpack, where Jones is playing today and much more!

Crutchfield and Jones also discuss the current team, what to expect at the start of ACC play and more ahead of Thursday's game against Duke. Look out for the duo inside Reynolds Coliseum for the in-state matchup!

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NC State and Maryland are set to renew a rivalry that has been dormant since the 2013 season this Friday when the Duke's Mayo Bowl kicks off. Jeff Ermann of InsideMDSports on the 247Sports network joins Cory Smith to discuss the matchup and what to expect from the Terrapins.

How has Taulia Tagovailoa progressed this season as a passer? Will he have enough weapons around him in the receiving corps in Charlotte? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Maryland defense? Ermann discusses all of that and gives his prediction for Friday's matchup.

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On this episode of The Clutch Cast, former NC State player and current broadcaster Ernie Myers joins Kai Crutchfield. Myers discusses the recent 1983 championship reunion, stories from the team, the impact of Jim Valvano and much more.

He also takes a look at the current teams and what he's seen as a broadcaster for both teams along with being an observer for the men's team in multiple recent games. 

Michael Clark and Cory Smith jump on the Pack Pride Podcast live to discuss the latest signings for the Wolfpack! The guys took an in-depth look at some of the biggest gets and storylines for the Wolfpack in the #Pack23 class!

We also take questions from the life audience including a look at the player who can make the biggest immediate impact, where things stand with a prospect (who has since signed) and much more!

Cory Smith and James Curle return to Amedeo's for a live podcast with Shyheim Battle! The NC State defensive back will discuss his new NIL ventures, his plans for the future, his career thus far with the Wolfpack and more!

The guys will also discuss the busy last week for NC State when it comes to the hardwood, transfer portal, recruiting and much more!

NC State came away with its 10th win of the 2022-23 season with a 70-66 victory over Vanderbilt in the United Center on Saturday night. The Wolfpack got huge production from D.J. Burns, had up-and-down performances from its guards and ultimately closed out non-conference play at 10-1 overall before the meat of the ACC slate starts later this week.

Cory Smith and Miles Masercola break down the win, including Burns' best outing in an NC State uniform, Terquavion Smith and Casey Morsell trading strong halves, how this sets the Pack up for ACC play and more. Watch/listen to the full discussion at the video at the top or the podcast below.

In its final non-conference game inside PNC Arena, NC State dismantled Furman by a final score of 92-73. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the Wolfpack's latest win to move to 9-3 on the season on the postgame podcast.

What did this win do for the confidence of players like LJ Thomas and Jack Clark? Is Casey Morsell rounding back into form with ACC play truly approaching? How much did the Pack's 20 forced turnovers play into the convincing win? We'll touch on all of that and more!

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There has been a lot happening over the past week when it comes to NC State Athletics, so James and Cory will do their best to recap things! On this week's episode, NC State legend Nate Irving joins in the first segment to discuss the Wolfpack's 2022 season, the transfer portal, his time in Raleigh and much more!

In the second segment, Travis Branham of 247Sports will join the guys to breakdown the addition of Isaiah Miranda, how he can help the Pack rebound from the loss of Dusan Mahorcic and much more!

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NC State moved to 8-2 earlier this week with a win over Coppin State, but it came at a cost with Dusan Mahorcic suffering a dislocated patella that requires surgery. Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the impact of the loss of Mahorcic for both sides of the court, the effect on the guards and what the rotations could look like moving forward.

But it hasn't all been negative for the Wolfpack this week, as State also signed 7-footer Isaiah Miranda and will have him on campus next week. The guys discuss how he can help instantly in practice and the potential for him in Kevin Keatts' offense -- including an element that hasn't been present since Year 1 under Keatts.