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NC State got great news last Thursday, then the good vibes kept going on Friday and Sunday with three key players returning. The Wolfpack found out that Emeka Emezie, Payton Wilson and Daniel Joseph would all be back in the fold next year, locking up three critical pieces to this year's massive turnaround.

Cory and Michael take a look at what each player means to their specific position group, to their side of the ball and what each signifies to the program as a whole. We also break down the outlook for the program heading into 2021 with so many players back from injury, returning for another season and much more!

With a chance to remain above .500 in ACC play heading into a difficult stretch, NC State let a game against Miami slip away Saturday afternoon. Miles and Cory take a look back on the loss and what it means for the Pack's resume.

What happened to the Pack's veteran and freshmen guards? What led to State's lowest point total in nearly a year? How big of a positive was Thomas Allen's breakout performance? What does this loss mean heading into a critical four-game stretch?

Despite leading for more than 35 minutes on Tuesday night, the Wolfpack squandered an opportunity to take early control of the ACC in a 74-70 loss at No. 19 Clemson. Cory and Miles offer their thoughts on the loss and what lies ahead for the Pack.

Did the Wolfpack miss the steady hand of Braxton Beverly down the stretch? How impactful has D.J. Funderburk been since his return? What happened to Devon Daniels late in the game? Just how good are these teams capable of finishing the season?

Following a loss in the 2021 Gator Bowl, James and Cory look back on the Wolfpack football season as a whole and what led to the ugly loss in Jacksonville. They also give an in-depth breakdown of what to expect next year.

In the second session, James and Cory discuss the latest wins for both Pack basketball programs, which are now a combined 16-1 overall and 6-0 in ACC play. What should NC State fans expect when MBB travels to Clemson and will Manny Bates be active?

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It wasn't the way the Wolfpack wanted to end the season, but the 23-21 loss still showed the fight NC State has had all year long. Michael and Cory break down the loss, individual performances and what the Gator Bowl means for next season.

How critical were the mistakes in the loss? What happened to the running game? Which players stepped up in a big way? How good can this program be next fall?

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For the second time in three years, NC State will travel down to Jacksonville, Fla. to take on an SEC foe in the Gator Bowl. Derek Terry of Cats Pause joins us to discuss what Wolfpack fans should expect from the Kentucky Wildcats.

How has Mark Stoops found recent success in bowl games? What makes the Wildcats' ground game so potent? Why did UK finish with a losing record in 2020? Who are the defensive stars to know? Get all that and a prediction before the Gator Bowl in the Pregame Podcast!

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