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.

Needing a win over Syracuse to keep hopes alive for the ACC Championship Game, the Wolfpack handled business on Saturday. Cory and Michael take a look back on how the Pack slowed down Cuse and put together its own explosive game plan.

How important were all three elements of the game for the Pack? Did the defense prove itself against the top running offense in the ACC? What comes next for State to close out the year against UNC?


NC State is coming off a gut-punch loss to Wake Forest, but still has plenty to play for in the final two weeks. That starts with this Saturday against a Syracuse team seeking bowl eligibility and looking to play spoiler against the Wolfpack.

Stephen Bailey of Cuse Nation joins Cory Smith to break down the stellar season for Sean Tucker, what Garrett Shrader has brought to the Orange backfield, who to watch on defense and his prediction for Saturday's game!


The Wolfpack was handed its first loss of the 2021-22 season on Wednesday night by Oklahoma State by a final of 74-68. Cory and Miles give their thoughts on the performance for NC State and where the Pack needs to improve moving forward.

What happened to the Wolfpack's offense vs. OK State? How much did losing the turnover battle impact this game? Who were the players that disappointed and who were the bright spots for the Pack?


NC State football dropped a crucial matchup in Wake Forest, but not all is lost for the 2021 season. Cory and James give their thoughts on the loss in Winston-Salem and try to talk Wolfpack fans off a cliff with a look at the rest of the year.

We also take a look at the start to the season for NC State men's and women's hoops, the loss of Manny Bates and more heading into another full week of Wolfpack sports.

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Despite all of the things that didn't go in NC State's direction on Saturday night in Winston-Salem, it still had opportunities to win the game down the stretch. Michael and Cory take a look back on the loss, how those opportunities were squandered and what comes next for the Wolfpack after the 45-42 loss to Wake Forest.

Why didn't the offense get going early on? Why did Ricky Person and Zonovan Knight combine for 12 carries? How critical was Shyheim Battle's ejection and the rest of the penalties? We break it all down on the podcast.


This Saturday, NC State will battle Wake Forest for the keys to the car in the ACC, with the winner controlling their own destiny in the Atlantic Division with just two games remaining. You know, just like we all predicted before the season, right?

Les Johns of Demon Deacon Digest joins Cory Smith on the Pregame Podcast to break down Sam Hartman's play, Wake's explosive receivers, where the defense stands and offers his prediction for Saturday's matchup!


NC State had to battle through some serious adversity early on -- both through a critical injury and poor shooting -- but responded with an 88-70 win over Bucknell. Cory and Miles break down the Wolfpack's season-opening win on the Postgame Podcast.

What is the latest on Manny Bates and how big is the impact if he's out moving forward? Just how significant was Terquavion Smith's freshman debut? How did Jericole Hellems and Dereon Seabron step up down the stretch to solidify the win?


It's a busy week for NC State fans and the Pack Pride community, so James and Cory try to recap and preview it all! We start out with a look back on the Pack's win in Tallahassee in football and a preview of the massive matchup in Winston-Salem this Saturday.

Miles Masercola joins the podcast to discuss men's and women's basketball in the final segment, offer his thoughts on some of the new players in the system and what to expect for both teams on opening night.

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NC State needed a big response after a letdown two weeks ago in Florida, and it continued to right the ship with a big win over Florida State. Michael and Cory reunite to take a look back on State's win along with a brief preview of what comes next.

Just how good was Devin Leary's performance against FSU? What does the emergence of Trent Pennix, C.J. Riley and Chris Toudle mean for the offense? How does this NC State defense just keep chugging despite all of the injuries?


Coming off a win over Louisville to remain undefeated at home, NC State travels to Florida yet again looking to stay on track in the Atlantic Division. Josh Newberg of Noles247 joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss the matchup and give his prediction for Saturday.

What has made Jordan Travis more successful this time as a starter? Who are the playmakers on the offensive side of the ball? How has Jermaine Johnson remained so dominant this season? Newberg discusses those topics and more!


Coming off the lone public exhibition game on Monday against ECSU, NC State point guard Cam Hayes joins the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast! James and Cory discuss Hayes' first season in Raleigh, his improvements this offseason, new faces on the team and much more.

In the second half of the podcast, the guys discuss the first College Football Playoff Poll release, the win over Louisville and look ahead to Saturday's matchup against Florida State on the road.

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Not only did NC State need a win on Saturday against Louisville, it needed its new-look defense to step up in a big way. Cory Smith breaks down the game and why the defense was a catalyst all night long for the Wolfpack along with a look at the offense's resurgence in the fourth quarter.

Cory rides solo in this podcast and also takes a look at Devin Leary's huge night, Drake Thomas embodying Isaiah Moore and hands out game balls on both sides of the ball!


NC State is looking to rebound from the Miami loss this Saturday with its first home game in nearly one month vs. Louisville. Jody Demling of The Cardinal Authority on 247Sports joins Cory to discuss the Cardinals and the matchup with the Wolfpack.

What has made Malik Cunningham even more lethal this year as a dual-threat QB? Who are the playmakers for the offense outside of Cunningham? Why do Pack fans need to know the name Yasir Abdullah? Who is Jody picking for Saturday?


Less than one week ago, Amedeo's founder Amedeo "Dick" DeAngelis passed away. James and Cory share their thoughts on the Wolfpack legend and his impact on the NC State community before reflecting on the Miami loss.

In the second segment, Wolfpack legend Earl Wolff joins the podcast! Wolff discusses his time with the Pack, gives his thoughts on attending the Miami game, his interest in coaching with NC State and much more!

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On a night where NC State did a lot of things right on both sides of the ball, missed assignments and mental mistakes led to a Miami win by a final of 31-30. Michael and Cory take a look back on the loss and what it means for the season.

How impactful was the loss of Isaiah Moore for the defense in late-game situations? How much did the miscues hurt the Pack in the end? What comes next as NC State aims to get back on track at home against Louisville?