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.

Coming off a massive sweep of Wake Forest, NC State heads into the ACC Tournament as a near lock for a Regional host and a Top 4 seed in Charlotte. But could a run this week lead to even more for the Pack when it comes to the NCAA Tournament?

Cory and James are joined by Alec Sawyer to discuss the latest when it comes to the Pack9, break down the ACC Tourney and outlook for the NCAA Tournament. Get all of that and more on the latest podcast!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

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No. 17 NC State baseball is coming off another huge series win over No. 10 Virginia on the road and has just one series remaining. With the Pack9 hosting No. 8 Wake Forest this weekend, the opportunity to host an NCAA Regional and clinch a Top 4 seed in the ACC Tournament are both on the line.

Eric Sorenson of D1Baseball joins Alec Sawyer and Cory Smith to talk about the Pack's hopes at hosting a Regional with three regular-season games remaining. Watch or listen to the full podcast for that discussion, a recap of the Virginia series, preview of Wake Forest and much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!


NC State had another big week on and off the field as the football team added several quality transfers and baseball kept things humming. Cory Smith and James Curle discuss the latest on the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast!

The guys discuss the additions of Kerry Martin, Chazz Wallace and Ja'Had Carter through the transfer portal on the football side. They'll also breakdown the series win over No. 10 Virginia and where the Pack9 stands heading into the final series of ACC play.

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

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After a long hiatus, the Sawyer & Ciencin Podcast is back! Andrew Ciencin is still out, but Cory Smith jumps in to discuss everything that's happened for the Pack9 over the last month and look ahead to the upcoming series.

Alec Sawyer and Cory discuss the Wolfpack's recent play, the upcoming series against Virginia and much more on the return of the Sawyer & Ciencin podcast! With the postseason just around the corner, NC State is finally retooling with players returning from injury and could be on track to start clicking at the right time in May and June.


On this week's Pack Pride Weekly Podcast episode, Cory and James look back at the week that was for baseball, basketball recruiting and more. We'll also dissect the weekends for men's and women's tennis, softball and what the next few weeks could bring. 

On the second portion of the show, NC State signee Zamareya Jones joins the show to discuss her State Championship-winning season with North Pitt, the McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-American Games and what she's bringing to the Wolfpack next season. Get all of that and more on the latest Pack Pride Weekly Podcast!

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On this week’s episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory Smith and James Curle discuss the Pack9’s sweep over Ball State, the results of the 2024 NFL Draft, the addition of Marcus Hill and Caitlin Weimar through the portal and the departure of Mo Diarra. 

In the second segment, former NC State wideout Kelvin Harmon will join the show to discuss his hot start in the UFL with the DC Defenders, his journey back to football, the current Wolfpack wide receivers room and much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

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This week's Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is PACKed with great guests in person and through the live stream! In the first segment, Cory and James will be joined live from Amedeo's by former Wolfpack forward Richard Howell to discuss NC State's run in the ACC and NCAA Tournament, his new position as Green Hope head coach and much more.

In the second segment, CBS Sports Senior NFL Writer Will Brinson will jump on the podcast to break down the upcoming NFL Draft, Payton Wilson's stock and the Pack's prospects for next season. Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all that and more!

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After one week off, the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is BACK! Cory Smith and James Curle are back at Amedeo's prior to the NC State and City of Raleigh celebration for the men's and women's teams making the Final Four.

The guys will reflect once more on the runs that got them to this point, how it has helped State early on in the portal and much more. Michael Clark will also join to discuss the Spring Game and recap the camp as a whole in the final portion!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

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NC State fought back all night against Purdue on defense, but couldn't find enough offense in a 63-50 loss in the Final Four. The Wolfpack ends the year with 26 wins -- the most in the Kevin Keatts era -- along with its fourth Final Four in program history.

Cory Smith and Miles Masercola recap the Wolfpack's loss to Purdue, Michael O'Connell's injury, the run for State to turn the entire program around and the legacy of the seniors. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more!


Over the course of 20 days, NC State has now won nine straight games to propel itself into the Final Four. But that's not the only huge story as the Pack has both the men's and women's teams in the Final Four for the first time in program history.

Cory Smith and James Curle will be joined by singer BJ Barham of American Aquarium to discuss his trips to see the Pack cut down the nets, moments with his daughter Pearl and what both runs mean for Wolfpack fans. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!


DALLAS -- NC State is heading to the Final Four for the first time since the 1983 season! The Wolfpack downed Duke by a final of 76-64 to win its ninth straight game and keep the improbable run going all the way into Phoenix!

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger break down the win on the Postgame Podcast, highlighting the play of the DJs, the Wolfpack's miraculous run, putting the game into perspective and look ahead to Purdue! Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all of that and more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!


NC State kept dancing with a dominant win over No. 2 Marquette, 67-58, to advance to the first Elite Eight for the program since the 1986 season. The Wolfpack will meet up with No. 4 Duke for a chance to advance to the Final Four.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger break down the massive win over Marquette, the performances from DJ Horne, Casey Morsell and Mohamed Diarra along with a preview of Duke. Watch or listen to the latest Postgame Podcast to get all that and more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!


The Wolfpack is dancing into the Sweet 16 for the first time in nine years! Cory Smith and James Curle will be joined by Scott Wood to discuss the Wolfpack’s run so far and what comes next in Dallas against Marquette.

The guys will also break down the women’s game against NC State at Reynolds Coliseum, the gymnastics ACC Championship and baseball’s series win over Duke! Watch or listen to the full podcast to get that and more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!

 

 

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NC State is heading to the Sweet 16 for the first time in nine years after a 79-73 win over Oakland. The No. 11 Wolfpack got a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double from DJ Burns along with four other players finishing in double figures to pull out its seventh straight win and keep dancing into Dallas.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger break down the Wolfpack's massive win, DJ Burns' historic double-double, how belief continues to drive the Pack and what comes next in Dallas. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more!


Don't call them Cinderella. NC State and Oakland may be double-digit seeds, but both believe they landed in March Madness for a reason. The Wolfpack dominated Texas Tech, but can it advance to the Sweet 16 with a win over the Golden Grizzlies?

Chase Graham and Miles Masercola preview the Wolfpack's Round of 32 game, how to limit Jack Gohlke, the rise of the Pack's big men surrounding DJ Burns and what the Pack needs to do in order to survive and advance. Watch or listen to the full podcast to get all of that and more!

This podcast is sponsored by Scott Wood and the Scott Wood Home Lending Team. Reach out to the Wolfpack legend about your home loan at scottwood15.com today!