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 dropped its third straight road game and fell below .500 in ACC play Saturday afternoon against Boston College. Cory and Michael take a look back at the loss on the Postgame Podcast.

Does the Wolfpack have a definitive answer now at quarterback? What happened to NC State's rushing defense? Where does the Pack need to improve the most heading into the second bye week?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Postgame_Podcast_--_Boston_College_-_10_20_19_1.11_PM.m4a
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 1:34pm EDT

On this week's Pregame Podcast, Boston College beat writer Tyler Calvarusso of Eagle Insider discusses the upcoming matchup with NC State with Cory Smith.

How much does Anthony Brown's loss impact the BC offense? What makes A.J. Dillon such a huge weapon? Why is BC struggling so much with pass rushing? Calvarusso breaks it all down with Pack Pride.

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pregame_Podcast_--_Boston_College_-_10_16_19_2.47_PM.m4a
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

The Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is back! NC State moved to 4-2 (1-1 ACC) on the season with a 16-10 win over Syracuse on Thursday night, so James and Cory take a look at the game -- and preview the Boston College matchup!

Did Bailey Hockman do enough to take the reins of the Wolfpack offense? How much have the defensive line and linebackers stepped up? How important will the run defense be against BC with A.J. Dillon in the backfield?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_8.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 8:18am EDT

NC State couldn't find much success offensively, but did just enough to come away with a 16-10 win over Syracuse Thursday night. Michael and Cory give their assessment of the offense and yet another strong performance from the defense.

How did Bailey Hockman perform in his first career start? Should Devin Leary have gotten more burn after one drive? How strong is this Wolfpack front line after getting 16 sacks and 25 TFLs in the last two games?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Postgame_Podcast_--_Syracuse_-_10_11_19_2.55_AM.m4a
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

NC State is back in action this Thursday when it hosts Atlantic Division rival Syracuse at Carter-Finley Stadium for a Week 7 showdown under the lights. Both teams head in looking to rebound from 3-2 starts to the season and hoping to climb their way back up the ACC standings.

Has Tommy DeVito turned his season around after two strong games? Will N.C. native Moe Neal go out with a bang in his final game against the Pack? What area can the Pack exploit against the Orange defense?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pregame_Podcast_--_Stephen_Bailey_-_10_9_19_3.12_PM.m4a
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

You never know who will stop in on the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast! On Monday night, former NC State legend Tommy Burleson dropped in at Amedeo's Italian Restaurant and jumped on the podcast with James and Cory.

Burleson discussed the current team -- including his thoughts on Manny Bates -- and looks back on his career. Taylor Adams, the creator of ONE and Wolfpack Hustle also joins the show to talk about the show and what's coming next!

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_7.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT

The Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is back! Following NC State's 31-13 loss to Florida State, Cory and James steered the show in a different direction with special guest host Simon Harris, a former men's basketball player and current women's basketball assistant.

Simon discusses the new additions for the women's team, coaching under Wes Moore and what brought him back home to Raleigh. The guys also take a look at the loss to FSU and where the quarterback battle stands heading into a crucial matchup with Syracuse.

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_6.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

NC State dropped its second straight road game and ACC opener Saturday night against Florida State. Cory and Michael take a look back at the loss on the Postgame Podcast.

Does the Wolfpack have a definitive answer at quarterback? What is wrong with NC State's offense? How much has the youth movement helped improve the defensive front?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.


NC State finally opens up conference play on Saturday night with a critical matchup against Florida State in Tallahassee. For this week's Pregame Podcast, Josh Newberg of Noles247 joins the show to discuss the Atlantic Division rivalry.

What's the latest on James Blackman's injury? How has Cam Akers improved early on this season? What is the biggest strength of the Seminoles' defense? Will Bailey Hockman receive a positive reception during his homecoming game?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pregame_Podcast_--_Florida_State_-_9_27_19_7.43_AM.m4a
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

Another week, another win for the Wolfpack. NC State now stands at 3-1 on the season after the 34-23 win over Ball State, but still has plenty of questions heading into conference play -- particularly under center.

James and Cory take a look at the QB situation heading into conference play. Tim Peeler also joins the show to discuss why Pack fans need to have some patience when it comes to this year's team.

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_5.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

Somehow, someway, NC State came away with a win over Ball State. After two strong TD drives to close out the first half from a Matt McKay-led offense, the passing game accounted for just one total passing yard with him on the field in eight attempts.

So what were Michael and Cory's thoughts on the up-and-down performance from McKay? What do we make of the defensive unit that gave up 333 passing yards? Is this team ready for Florida State this coming Saturday?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Postgame_Podcast_--_Ball_State_-_9_22_19_4.18_AM.m4a
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Coming off a humbling loss to West Virginia by a final score of 44-27 on the road in Week 3, NC State heads home looking to get back on track against Ball State. Beat Writer Jordan Guskey joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss the Cardinals ahead of Week 4.

What makes QB Drew Plitt one of the most productive passers in the country? Can the Pack's passing attack get right against the Cards' secondary? Will Ball State keep the game close or even pull off the upset?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.


NC State vs. West Virginia was, well, not pretty -- on either side of the ball, to be honest. That's putting it mildly. While there is a lot of negativity in Wolfpack Nation about the performance, James and Cory take a larger look at where things stand and other news for the Pack.

What were Cory and James' thoughts on Matt McKay's performance? Why were the depth chart changes made to the defense? The guys also talk Cam Hayes' commitment, Pack Pros and much more!

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.

Direct download: Pack_Pride_Weekly_Podcast_ep_4.mp3
Category:Pack Pride Podcast -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Well, that was ... something.

The Wolfpack went into Morgantown, W.V. to take on the Mountaineers with a chance of moving to 3-0 and earning somewhat of a statement win against a struggling team. Instead, NC State was throttled in the second half to fall in a 44-27 loss against West Virginia.

Cory and Michael dissect the loss, from the performance of Matt McKay to the red-zone defense against West Virginia.

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.


On this week's pregame podcast, Cory is joined by Chris Anderson, publisher of EerSports on the 247Sports network, to discuss the matchup between NC State and West Virginia.

What is the biggest weakness of West Virginia's offense? Who is the biggest bright spot for the defensive side of the ball? What is Chris' prediction for the game?

Listen to the full podcast below and subscribe on iTunes, the Google Play Store or find us on Spotify by searching for "Pack Pride Podcast" under the podcasts section.