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.

NC State clinched its opening series with a mix of veteran and freshman talent leading the charge past VCU. With the Sunday win, Elliott Avent notched an historic 1,000th victory and was honored at Doak Field.

Alec Sawyer and Cory Smith recap the opening weekend, standouts on the mound and at the plate, Avent’s memorable win and take a look at the Hawaii series. Watch or listen to get all of that and more in this week’s podcast!


NC State found a way to overcome a 15-point halftime deficit, but couldn't close out Syracuse in an 87-83 loss at home. The Wolfpack wasted a 32-point effort from DJ Horne along with a double-double from Ben Middlebrooks after giving up 55 points in the first half alone.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the latest loss on the Postgame Podcast. The guys look back on Horne's huge night, the struggles on defense in the first half, the final possession and what the loss means for the Pack's resumé as a whole.


NC State had a nearly perfect week from a program standpoint, highlighted by huge road wins for men’s and women’s hoops. The Wolfpack men finally notched a Quad 1 win at Clemson while the women took down Top-25 Notre Dame before winning an OT thriller against Georgia Tech.

Cory Smith and James Curle discuss the pivotal victories for both teams, the ACC Championship for gymnastics, Top-10 win for wrestling, baseball’s season opener and more!

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NC State clawed back for a critical 78-77 win over Clemson on the road behind a clutch shot by DJ Horne with 9.8 seconds remaining. Horne scored 13 of the Wolfpack's final 17 points to finish with 27 on the night, carrying State to its first Quad 1 road win of the season.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger discuss the Pack's latest win, Horne's masterful performance, how State clawed back for the win and the importance of the victory overall. Watch or listen to the full Postgame Podcast to get all of that and more!


The NC State baseball season officially gets underway this coming Friday as the Wolfpack hosts VCU! Alec Sawyer and Cory Smith — who is stepping in for Andrew Ciencin — will recap an eventful offseason and look ahead to the 2024 season.

The guys will also hand out their own preseason awards for MVP, Pitcher of the Year, Transfer of the Year, season predictions and several others. 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!


The last week has been an interesting one for NC State hoops, with two narrow losses on the men's side and a 2-1 week for the women's team with a critical loss to Virginia Tech. Cory and James will discuss both programs along with success in other sports in the first half of the podcast.

Wolfpack radio play-by-play announcer Andrew Sanders will join the show in the second half to break down the women's team and talk some Pack9 baseball with the first pitch being thrown this Friday. Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all of this 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 went on the road at Wake Forest and went blow-for-blow with one of the top offenses in the ACC, but ultimately fell by a final of 83-79 after missing three straight shots to close the game.

Cory Smith and Brian Geisinger recap the loss on the latest Postgame Podcast. What more can DJ Horne do for the Wolfpack with the rest of the backcourt struggling? Is the frontcourt starting to actually develop some offensive consistency? Is there any chance at making the Big Dance after Saturday's loss? We'll discuss all of that and more on this episode!


With a chance to make it a clean sweep at home, NC State lost the third game of its homestand frustratingly to Pittsburgh. The Wolfpack outshot, out defended and got Pitt off its game in the second half, but couldn't hit free throws -- missing 12 of 18 in a three-point loss.

Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discuss what led to the latest loss, bright spots from DJ Burns and the bigs off the bench, Jayden Taylor's frustrating night and what it all means moving forward. Watch or listen to the latest podcast to get all of that and more.


NC State women's basketball just notched ANOTHER Top-25 win with a 77-67 victory over No. 16 Louisville to earn its 20th win of the season in the Play4Kay Game. It capped off a remarkable week for NC State Athletics as a whole, which saw wins in men's and women's hoops, gymnastics, wrestling and more!

James and Cory discuss the huge win for the Wolfpack, the remarkable week for the program overall on the latest podcast! Watch or listen to this week's 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!

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Following a bounce-back win over Miami, NC State guard Casey Morsell joins Miles Masercola and Chase Graham on the latest episode. Morsell discusses his tenure so far with the Pack, his senior season, taking on a leadership role and much more.

The guys also take a look back on the win over Miami and what comes next for the Wolfpack as it looks to turn the season around with one month left until March. Watch or listen to the latest episode 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 toppled Miami on Tuesday night for an important home win to snap a three-game losing streak and get back on track in ACC play. The Wolfpack netted 13 assists in the second half to overcome a huge rebounding disparity to lock in its sixth ACC win of the season.

Cory Smith and Miles Masercola discuss the offense finding its rhythm, what the win means for the Wolfpack and how important the upcoming home stretch is to regain its confidence. Watch or listen to the full 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!


It’s been another great week for NC State women’s hoops and a down one for the men’s program. James and Cory take a look back on the results for both and what needs to happen as both teams return to Raleigh.

Former NC State DE Deonte Holden will join the show in the first half to discuss the “Law of Athlete” program that is partnering with NC State to support student-athletes on and off the field. Get all of this and more in this week’s 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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NC State clawed back to push Wednesday night's game to overtime after trailing by 14, but it was Virginia that came out on top, 59-53, to had the Wolfpack its first road loss of the season. It's a deflating loss for the Pack, but one it can build upon before heading to Syracuse this weekend.

Cory Smith, Brian Geisinger and Miles Masercola recap the Pack's second straight loss, discuss what led to the Pack's first-half issues and second-half comeback and much more on this episode of the Postgame Podcast!


It was a wild week for both men’s and women’s basketball as both went 1-1 with big wins and tough losses. James and Cory recap the week and look forward to the opportunities ahead for both programs.

In the second segment, Wolfpack legend Scott Wood will hop on to give his thoughts on the current team, how his teams dealt with adversity to make the NCAA Tournament and if this year’s squad can do the same. Watch or listen to this week’s podcast to get all of that and more in one episode!

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 riding two straight wins into Saturday's contest against Virginia Tech with a chance to truly make it another win streak on Saturday. Miles Masercola and Chase Graham discuss the recent wins along with a look ahead to Saturday's noon contest at PNC Arena.

The guys will also be joined in the second segment by former Wolfpack great Dereon Seabron! DB talks about life at the NBA level, his time with the Pack and much more in this 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!