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's Early National Signing Day haul is complete, with seven of the 12 signees coming on the defensive side of the ball. At the top of the list for the Wolfpack is four-star linebacker Torren Wright, who committed six months before signing on Wednesday.

Wright joins Michael Clark on this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss his relationships with the entire staff, his goals for the next level, why he chose to stay home with NC State and much more!


National Signing Day certainly didn't let us down from a drama standpoint across the country -- and in the ACC, in particular -- but NC State's class was a model of stability. One of the prized signees for the Wolfpack was yet another four-star signal-caller in M.J. Morris, who signed on the dotted line after being committed for more than six months.

Morris joins the Pack Pride Podcast to talk with football analyst Michael Clark about what led him to commit to NC State, his style of play, relationship with Tim Beck and much more!


NC State has finalized its early portion of the 2022 National Signing Day class with 12 signees sending in NLIs on Wednesday morning. That haul includes a Top-20 OT in Jacarrius Peak, who signed to the Pack on the morning of NSD.

Michael Clark and Cory Smith break down the class, take an in-depth look at several signees and more! We also look ahead to the transfer portal and the 2023 targets for NC State.


On this week's episode of the weekly podcast, Cory and James are joined by the creator of Beard Gang himself -- Richard Howell! We discuss Howell's career with NC State, the current Wolfpack team, Big Rich's thoughts on Dereon Seabron and more.

In the second segment, the guys take a look at the Purdue loss, Cory gets on a soap box about the treatment of the team by fans, the upcoming schedule for MBB and WBB along with some National Signing Day talk.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

NC State had the No. 1 team in the country on the ropes for 38 minutes, but couldn't close it out in Brooklyn. The Wolfpack gave up a six-point lead with 1:58 left to play and was outscored 16-6 in the overtime period to fall, 82-72, to Purdue on Sunday afternoon.

Miles and Cory take a look back on the loss, including Terquavion Smith's performance, what went wrong down the stretch, some questionable calls late in the game and what comes next for the Pack with ACC play just around the corner.


NC State's comeback victory over UNC-Chapel Hill led to a huge night for Wolfpack fans, and led to one couple splitting up. Well, Anna Marshall and Lee Parker -- the infamous Wolfpack and Tar Heels fans caught on camera during the game -- are still together, but she rushed the field while he stayed back, sulking about the loss.

The viral couple joins James and Cory to talk about what led to the hilarious moment and the response. The guys also discuss the Holiday Bowl, UCLA matchup and the past week for men's and women's hoops!

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Coming off a 9-3 (6-2 ACC) season, NC State has officially accepted an invite to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. Cory and Michael take a look at what the bowl means for the program and a first look at UCLA leading up to the matchup.

What does this opportunity mean for Dave Doeren and the team looking for a 10th win? Is there any impact on recruiting with the game on FOX in primetime? Who are the players to know for Chip Kelly's first winning team at UCLA?


It was the best of times, it was (almost) the worst of times. But in the end, NC State pulled out a thrilling 104-100 quadruple overtime win to move to 6-1 and notch its first win over a Power 5 opponent this season.

Miles and Cory break down the gargantuan performance of Dereon Seabron, Ebenezer Dowuona's block party, the effort from the freshmen down the stretch, Thomas Allen closing out the game and much more on this episode of the Postgame Podcast!


NC State just landed its highest-ranked commitment of the Kevin Keatts era in five-star point guard Robert Dillingham. Miles and Cory offer analysis on the No. 10 overall player in the country and what his commitment means for the Wolfpack.

What led to Dillingham ultimately picking NC State? How does his game translate to Keatts' system? What does this commitment mean for the 2023 class as a whole? Most importantly, what are the chances he suits up for the Pack in the near future? We break it all down on this podcast!


The last several days have been active ones for the Wolfpack, with the season coming to a dramatic end, bowl projections being narrowed down and several players making critical decisions about their future.

Michael and Cory take a look at all of those storylines, along with the All-ACC Teams being announced recently and much more on the latest Pack Pride Podcast!


It has been a ridiculously busy last few weeks when it comes to NC State, and this podcast reflects it. In the first segment, James and Cory are joined by NC State women's cross country coach Laurie Henes to discuss the program's first national championship!

In the second segment, the guys break down the win over UNC in football, bowl game possibilities, how the coaching carousel could impact NC State and take a look at the upcoming matchups for Pack men's and women's basketball.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

Whether it was UNC letting its foot off the gas or NC State putting the pedal to the metal in the final two minutes, the Wolfpack came out with a 34-30 win over the Tar Heels in comeback fashion. Cory and Michael break apart every facet of the Pack's season finale on the Postgame Podcast.

Is it possible for Devin Leary to be anymore clutch? How on God's green Earth did Emeka Emezie get so wide open for his first TD? What does this mean win for the Pack's 2021 goals and what comes next?


With the Wolfpack's hopes still alive for an ACC Atlantic Division title, a 10-win season, a perfect record at home and more, the only thing standing in its way is its most hated rival -- UNC. The Tar Heels may be 6-5 overall, but are looking to spoil the party for the Pack in the season finale with so much on the line.

UNC beat writer C.L. Brown of The News & Observer joins Cory Smith to discuss the Tar Heels' up-and-down season, what to expect from Sam Howell, UNC's struggling defense and gives his prediction.

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, but rivalry week has been raging on for days at this point. Given the latest news with Isaiah Moore announcing his return and Ricky Person Jr. leaving after the season, Michael and Cory break down both decisions for the Wolfpack.

The guys close it out with a look at some other names who could be announcing decisions soon, the implications of this Friday's matchup on recruiting and what this week as a whole means for the program as a whole.


It's been a huge week for Wolfpack fans already, and we're not slowing down with our guests this week. Cory and James are joined by NC State baseball coach Elliott Avent and 1983 National Champion Ernie Meyers on this week's podcast!

They discuss everything from the Pack9 being honored over the weekend, looking back on the CWS run, a look at the wins for football, men's and women's basketball and the first National Title since 1983. You don't want to miss this episode!

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Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 1:10am EDT