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.

Over the weekend, NC State football had two more former players taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. Defensive linemen Larrell Murchison and James Smith-Williams join the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast to discuss being selected by the Titans and Redskins, respectively.

Murchison and Smith-Williams talk with Cory and James about the grueling final day of the draft, how NC State developed them for the NFL, their new teams and much more on the podcast!

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On Sunday evening, NC State landed its highest commit in the 2021 class with wing Ernest Ross committing to the Wolfpack. Cory and Miles take a look at what Ross' commitment means for Kevin Keatts and his staff along with the entire 2021 class.

What does Ross bring to the Wolfpack in this class? How does he fit in with the current 2020 and 2021 commits? Which player will be next to commit to State in 2021?

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With the 2020 NFL Draft kicking off on Thursday evening, there's no better person to talk to about the development of NC State players than Dantonio Burnette. The former Wolfpack linebacker and current Assistant AD/Director of Strength & Conditioning for football joined the podcast to discuss the upcoming draft and strange offseason.

How are players working out during the pandemic? What does the Pack's draft success say about the program? How much input does Coach Thunder have when recruiting players?

Tim Peeler also joins as a co-host with Cory and James to discuss his latest NC State finds during the pandemic along with the upcoming draft.

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***Note: Coach Thunder's interview begins at the 38:15 mark in the podcast***

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Despite the current dead period due to COVID-19, NC State has still been active on the recruiting trail. With four commits currently in the fold, the Wolfpack still has several of its top targets on the board.

Michael and Cory break down the Top 11 players still on the Pack's board, update where State currently stands for all of them, and discusses what the final class should look like overall.

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In these uncertain times, the lack of live sports isn't stopping NC State from making news. James and Cory are joined this week by Joe Giglio -- along with a special appearance by Dereck Whittenburg!

We discuss the current landscape of sports for the Wolfpack and all of college athletics, Joe's new gig and what the latest NCAA news means for the future of the Wolfpack basketball program.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions forcing the Pack Pride Podcast to shoot remotely, we haven't recorded from Amedeo's in more than a month. So James and Cory joined our "regulars" on a Zoom video to discuss life in quarantine.

There's also some NC State discussion focusing on Josh Hall's decision to go through the NBA Draft process and the latest on NC State's NCAA case, but this week was about checking in on Wolfpack Nation.

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The NC State basketball season has been officially over for three weeks now. It's left a void in the lives of Wolfpack fans who had hopes of an NCAA Tournament run this year, but Cory Smith and Miles Masercola are here to help!

We opened up the mailbag to answer questions from subscribers in this Q&A podcast. What would an ideal starting 5 look like? How much will depth help Kevin Keatts run his system? Will there be any redshirts for the 2020-21 season?

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The season came to an unceremonious end for several winter and spring athletes, but NC State still put together a strong athletic year. James and Cory take a look back on the year and hand out their awards for several categories.

They make their case for awards such as Freshman of the Year, Senior of the Year, Female and Male Athlete of the Year, Overall MVP, Best Team and much more. And no ... not all of the picks were the same!

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At this point, we've all come to terms with the fact that the 2019-20 season isn't coming back for any sport. While it's a reality, it's still a tough pill to swallow for any senior athlete that fought so hard to get to the NCAA Tournament.

Former NC State point guard Aislinn Konig joins the Pack Pride Podcast to discuss the end of her career, her proudest moment in an NC State uniform, what the Wolfpack means to her and why she doesn't have any plans to stop playing basketball any time soon.

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After an insane week across the country and the sports world in particular, James Curle and Cory Smith discuss how the week affected NC State athletics. Whether it was the end of the men's and women's basketball seasons or what comes next, James and Cory cover it all!

What was it like being in Greensboro when the ACC Tournament was canceled? Why does the cancelation cripple a special season for both women's basketball and wrestling? How will this affect the baseball team, including players that might not return despite playing 17 games in 2020?

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On Thursday afternoon, the entire 2019-20 season came to an abrupt end as the NCAA announced the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament. Following the ACC Tournament, Cory and Miles take one final look back at the 20-12 campaign for the Wolfpack.

What do we make of the 2019-20 season overall for the Pack? Will seniors return to the team after not playing the conclusion of the year? How much potential does next year's squad have?

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NC State downed Pittsburgh with ease, 73-58, to advance in the ACC Tournament and likely put itself firmly inside the NCAA Tournament bubble. But what would a win over Duke on Thursday provide?

Miles and Cory take a look at what the win over Pitt means for the Pack, Devon Daniels' huge performance, preview the Duke matchup and the strange day across college basketball on the Postgame Podcast.

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NC State basketball finished the regular season firmly on the bubble, but will need another win to feel good about its chances. Miles and Cory take a look at the opener of the ACC tournament for the Wolfpack against Pitt before tipoff in Greensboro.

Just how critical is this game for the Pack's NCAA Tournament chances? Which players need to step up the most to topple Pitt again? How important will it be for State to punch Pitt in the mouth early to conserve energy for a potential run?

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Coming off a monumental weekend for NC State, James and Cory were joined by former Wolfpack running back Nyheim Hines to discuss everything from the WBB and wrestling ACC championships to the start of the ACC Tournament this Wednesday.

Hines also discusses his recruitment at NC State, favorite game with the Wolfpack, relationships with current players, NFL career and life as a Pack fan now that he's no longer with the program.

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Looking to sweep Duke in the season series, NC State got off to a strong start, but fell apart on both ends of the floor late in an 88-69 loss to No. 12 Duke. Cory and Miles take a look back on the loss as well as what State needs to correct against Wake Forest.

How much did the Blue Devils' zone hinder the Wolfpack's offense? What changed on the offensive glass from NC State's last win over Duke? Which players need to step up for the Pack to down Wake on Senior Night?

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