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On this week's episode of the podcast, James and Cory are joined by former NC State All-ACC forward Kayla Jones and National Champion wrestler Mike Macchiavello! Jones is currently going through training camp with the Minnesota Lynx while Macchiavello just came off winning his first US Open.

The guys also discuss baseball's sweep over Radford, the upcoming series and the Wolfpack's success in the 2022 NFL Draft and free-agent signings.

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NC State went into Louisville and was in every game, but fell late in two out of three to drop the series on the road. But the Wolfpack bounced back in a big way against ECU at home to kickoff a seven-game homestand over the next week.

Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin take a look back on the week, talk about Tommy White's ridiculous home run pace, discuss some recent rule changes by the NCAA and previewing what's coming up next for the Pack9!

The last week for NC State was another busy one, but this time it was a positive one for the basketball program. The Wolfpack men's team added two high-scoring signees while the women's program got a commitment from a standout post player.

James and Cory break all of that down along with a look at the current state of two more men's transfers, the Pack9's up-and-down weekend in Louisville and much more!

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Former NC State outfielder Brett Kinneman is has been a player, coach and now a broadcaster for the Wolfpack throughout his career. He joins Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin to discuss every stage, how he's adapted to commentating, Tommy White's ridiculous start and much more.

Alec and Andrew also take a look at the series sweep over Boston College before Easter and the upcoming series at No. 16 Louisville in the first half of the podcast.

On this week's podcast, Cory and James have plenty to discuss between the loss of Shawn Phillips, the transfer portal activity, the WNBA Draft, a baseball sweep over Boston College and much more!

Could the Shawn Phillips decision be an opportunity for the Pack to get older at center? Where does State stand with several top targets in the portal? What does the sweep over BC mean for the confidence of the Pack9 heading into Louisville?

We cover all that and more on this week's podcast!

(Note: This podcast was shot prior to decisions from River Baldwin and Jack Clark to join the hoops teams)

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Coming off a wild week of baseball in which the Pack9 went 2-2 with a walk-off win on Tuesday night, Alec and Andrew discuss everything that took place in Blacksburg and against UNCW. The guys highlight what went wrong vs. Virginia Tech, how the Pack has bounced back, top players for the week and preview the BC series.

Cory Smith also sits down with NC State closer Chris Villaman to break down his season, how he's adapted to the closer role, his time with USA Baseball and much more! Listen to the full interview starting at the 29:13 mark.

On this week's episode of the Weekly Podcast, Wolfpack Club Executive Director Ben Broussard joins James and Cory from Amedeo's. Broussard discusses the season for the Wolfpack, how it's impacted the Wolfpack Club, the excitement of the fan base and much more.

In the second portion of the show, Cory and James break down their thoughts from the NC State Spring Game, look back on the series in Blacksburg for the Pack9 and discuss the big weekend for NC State cheerleading.

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NC State hosted its final portion of spring camp with the Spring Game presented by Gigi's Playhouse on Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium with a 50-7 victory for the Red Team. Michael Clark and Cory Smith break down their thoughts from the game on the offense, defense and special teams performance.

How did Devin Leary look heading into a critical season? Which young wide receivers made the most of their opportunity? Who were the defensive players that stood out? Michael and Cory cover it all in the Postgame Podcast.

Week in and week out, NC State baseball is releasing some of the best creative videos in the country from its weekend series. The man behind those videos is Joe Williams, a former starting pitcher at JMU and Assistant Director of Creative Video for the Pack9.

Alec Sawyer and Andrew Ciencin discuss Williams' role with the Pack, his journey to Raleigh and more. They close out the show with a look back on the series win at Clemson, the upcoming trip to Blacksburg and what's led to the recent success for the program.

The twists and turns of the NC State basketball offseason continued with Levi Watkins returning home to take over as an assistant coach. Cory and James break down the hire, what it could mean for the Pack's bigs and take a look at the transfer portal for State.

In the second half, the guys preview the Spring Game this coming Saturday, including players to watch and what to expect from the showcase. The podcast is wrapped up with a look back at the Pack9 series win over Clemson on the road, Noah Soles winning ACC Player of the Week and looking ahead to the next month for NC State baseball.

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NC State has landed its first four-star prospect of the 2023 class in Havelock (N.C.) tight end Javonte Vereen. Michael Clark and Cory Smith break down the impact of landing Vereen on the class on the Pack23 Podcast.

What type of player is the Pack getting in Vereen? What are his biggest strengths for the next level? How much of an impact can he have on the 2023 class? And most importantly -- who's next?!

The hits just keep coming this offseason for NC State men's basketball with Manny Bates becoming the fourth player to enter the Transfer Portal. Miles and Cory take a look at the impact of his departure and what led to him and Cam Hayes entering the portal?

The guys also break down the latest on Dereon Seabron and Terquavion Smith along with a look at the assistant coaching search on this podcast!

After a three-game sweep of No. 12 Georgia Tech and a midweek victory in Greenville, NC State is riding an overall five-game winning streak heading into Clemson. Alec Sawyer is joined this week by Cory Smith to breakdown the entire week for the Pack9.

The guys take a look back at the up-and-down games on Friday and Saturday for NC State and the dominance from the bullpen to help shut the door in each game -- including the 2-0 win over ECU. Can NC State truly show it's turned a corner this weekend in Clemson? Get it all on this week's episode!

On this week's episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, former Wolfpack women's basketball assistant and men's player Simon Harris joins the show. We discuss the tremendous season for the women's team, the loss to UConn and much more!

In the second half of the show, James and Cory give more analysis of the Elite Eight loss, Manny Bates' decision to transfer, the five-game winning streak for NC State baseball and the NFL Pro Day on Tuesday.

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The Wolfpack fought back in the second half to force overtime, then it got a last-second 3-pointer from Jakia Brown-Turner to force another. But ultimately, none of it was enough to overcome No. 2 UConn in Bridgeport, ending NC State's season just four points shy of the Final Four.

Cory Smith and Alec Sawyer recap the final game of the season, the final performances for the seniors, the historic year that was in 2021-22 and look ahead to next year on this edition of the Postgame Podcast.