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The NC State baseball season came to a shocking close less than one month ago, but the program is already looking forward to the 2023 season. One of the main reasons for that is the potential return of Sam Highfill, the Wolfpack's expected ace who missed more than half the 2022 season due to a back injury.

Highfill joined Cory to talk about joining the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, his NIL opportunities, not being able to play at the end of the 2022 season, the chances he returns one more year and more!

In this edition of the Pack Pride Podcast, Cory is joined by 247Sports college football analyst and co-host of The Block podcast Blake Brockermeyer. The former Texas and Carolina Panthers offensive lineman discusses his thoughts on what makes NC State a College Football Playoff contender this year.

Brockermeyer also breaks down his take on Devin Leary being a potential first-round pick, why the Pack's defense is "the truth," the 3-3-5 scheme ran by Tony Gibson and much more. Listen to the full podcast below to hear Brockermeyer's full thoughts on the Pack's chances to be an elite team this season.

Kevin Keatts and NC State are inching closer toward completing the 2022-23 roster, with the latest addition this offseason coming in Joel Justus being added to the staff. 247Sports basketball analyst Travis Branham jumps on with Cory Smith to give his take on Justus joining the Pack, his impact as a recruiter and developer of talent.

Branham also discusses what the return of Terquavion Smith means for State, the transfer players coming in, the overhauled staff as a whole and if this team can compete for an NCAA Tournament berth. Listen to the full podcast to get Branham's thoughts on the Pack this season!

It's been a wild offseason for NC State basketball, but Kevin Keatts got another big win on Wednesday with the hiring of Joel Justus. Cory and Miles discuss his addition, what he brings to the program and why Wolfpack fans should be excited about the overhauled staff as a whole.

The guys also take a look back on the players landed in the portal, Terquavion Smith's return, what a healthy Greg Gantt and Ernest Ross will bring along with much more on this podcast.

NC State has won multiple National Championships in the last several months, but now it can claim a World Champion in ... cheese rolling? Abby Lampe joins Cory on this week's podcast to discuss her victorious tumble in the Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling race, her love for NC State as a fourth-generation Wolfpacker, her plans for the Gloucester cheese and much more!

Lampe's portion of the podcast starts at the 37:50 mark.

Prior to the interview with Abby, James and Cory take a look back on the previous week, including Tommy White's transfer, landing Carter Trice, football recruiting and look ahead to what's to come in the next month!

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NC State's backcourt has been rejuvenated since last season with players like Jarkel Joiner entering the program, Breon Pass progressing and Terquavion Smith returning. Cory and Miles were joined by Joiner and Pass to discuss the offseason on the latest Twitter Spaces session.

What does the return of Terquavion Smith do for the program? Why did Joiner decide to come to NC State? How has working with the Pack of Wolves impacted their offseason? What is their outlook for the upcoming season with the pieces coming back? We touch on it all in this week's Space!