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.

Despite the Pack9 falling short in the ACC Championship Game, the program still secured a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Regionals starting this week. Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball.com joins Cory and James to discuss NC State's season, the ACC Tournament showing, the Ruston Regional and much more.

In the first segment of the show, James and Cory recap the week that was for the Wolfpack before looking ahead to what June will hold as recruiting visits open back up in the final portion. We talk about upcoming visits, which commitment the Pack is hoping to get soon and what's different about this summer.

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With the regular season coming to an end, Alec and Andrew were joined by NC State play-by-play announcer Andrew Sanders on this week's podcast. Sanders gives his thoughts on the 2021 season, explained his game prep process and much more!

The guys also take a look ahead to the upcoming ACC Tournament, the Pack's potential path, how it could affect seeding for the NCAA Tournament and break down the All-ACC picks for State following the season.


On this week's Pack Pride Podcast, James and Cory are joined by former NC State star and Durham Bulls hitting coach Kyle Wilson. With the team traveling to Jacksonville, there were a few audio issues, but Wilson breaks down the MiLB season, his time in Raleigh, relationship with Russell Wilson and NC State's momentum in May.

In the second portion of the show, we take an in-depth look at the last week for NC State, including Manny Bates rumors, women's tennis' run to the Final Four and much more!

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Despite taking more than one week off from playing, NC State kept its streak of success alive last week, going 4-0 with a sweep at previously-ranked Pittsburgh. Alec and Andrew break down the week for the Pack9 and look ahead to the FSU series to close out the year.

How has the Pack gotten back to being ranked after an abysmal start? Can State keep the momentum going against a hot FSU club? What are the ACC Tournament scenarios heading into the weekend? The guys cover it all on this week's podcast!


It's been an eventful week for NC State leading up to Monday night's podcast, so James and Cory gave a rundown of a variety of topics including baseball's sweep over Pittsburgh, Russell Wilson's commencement speech, women's tennis' run to the Elite 8 and much more!

At the 27:35 mark, NC State PG Breon Pass joins the podcast for an interview with Cory. Pass talks about his final season in football and basketball, joining the Pack, expectations for 2021-22 and more.

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This offseason, NC State lost one veteran WR coach and replaced him with one of the most experienced in all of college football. New Associate Head Coach and WR Coach Joker Phillips joins Cory Smith to talk about his new position.

Phillips breaks down his new wide receivers room, how he's working with the vets and young guns, standout players in the spring, update on Micah Crowell, where the name "Joker" came from, expectations for the 2021 season and more!


With the Wolfpack having an off weekend and just one midweek game, Alec and Andrew are joined this week by Carlos Collazo of Baseball America to break down the 2021 MLB Draft. Collazo breaks down the stock for NC State's current roster and commits, the MLB Draft Combine, delayed date of the draft and much more!

The guys also discuss the upcoming series against Pittsburgh, with the Pack9 looking to keep its momentum going against a Top 25 program. And the podcast wraps up with updates on Trea Turner and Carlos Rodon.


Just days after the release of the surprise album "Slapper, Bangers & Certified Twangers, Vol. 1," American Aquarium lead singer B.J. Barham joins James and Cory on this week's podcast. Barham discusses the inspiration behind the 90's country cover album, returning to touring soon, starting his record label and more!

Barham also gives his thoughts on Reidsville native Breon Pass, the offseason moves for NC State basketball and looks forward to the 2021 football season in the second segment!

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NC State has nearly finalized its roster for the 2021-22 season, with transfers Casey Morsell and Greg Gantt Jr. now signed with the program. Cory and Miles take a look at the wild offseason so far that led to Morsell and Gantt ending up in Raleigh, along with other transfer portal news.

We also take a look at the final 247Sports rankings for NC State's Top 20 recruiting class, freshmen expectations for Ernest Ross, Terquavion Smith and Breon Pass, transfer fits and more in the Pack Pride Podcast!


Over the weekend, NC State and Wake Forest combined to score 68 runs with the Wolfpack averaging double-digit runs to win the series. Andrew and Alec breakdown the series win and what we learned about the Pack9 during the three games.

The guys also take a look forward during the off week at what comes next for State. With only two weekend series left, the Pack is in good position to make the postseason, but has two tough series lying ahead before the ACC Tournament.


Following spring practice and the NFL Draft, NC State is now in full prep mode for the 2021 football season. Chip Patterson of CBS Sports joins James and Cory to give his thoughts on the Wolfpack's upcoming season, Alim McNeill being drafted, next year's draft class and much more.

NC State men's golf coach Press McPhaul joins the podcast in the second segment to discuss the team's breakout season, Benjamin Shipp's huge year, the NCAA Tournament and success of NC State as a whole.

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After a long road to get to this point, NC State baseball is back inside the projected Field of 64 following a sweep of Virginia Tech. Aaron Fitt of D1Baseball joins Andrew and Alec to discuss the Pack9's season, the complete effort to get back to .500 in ACC play and much more.

The guys also break down the huge series win over Virginia Tech, preview this upcoming weekend against Wake Forest and much more in the final segment of the show.


On the latest episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, James and Cory are joined by Abby Labar, a Hurricanes and college football host for Bally Sports South. The NC State and Pack Pride alum discusses the Hurricanes' strong season, NC State connections and, of course, uncrustables.

In the second segment, James and Cory take a look back on the Pack9's three-game sweep, Lindsay Edmonds' move to Rice and what Kim Mulkey taking over at LSU could mean for NC State.

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On this week's episode of Sawyer & Ciencin, Alec and Andrew are joined by Tyler Younger, a former NC State assistant and current Mississippi State Coordinator of Player Development. Younger discusses his role with the program, SEC baseball, trips to the College World Series, Elliott Avent's impact on his career and much more!

In the second half, the guys take a look back on Carlos Rodón's no-hitter, the tight series at Notre Dame, the upcoming series vs. Virginia Tech and what State needs to do to get to the NCAA Tournament to close out the year.


Earlier this week, Merci Falaise was officially promoted to NC State's Director of Player Personnel, taking over for Billy Glasscock, who was hired for the same role at Texas. Falaise joined Michael and Cory on the Pack22 Podcast to discuss his new role.

How does being a former player help him as a leader in recruiting? What has he learned from the last four years in recruiting? Who has been his biggest influence when it comes to his relentless work ethic? What does he look for in recruits?