Pack Pride - The NC State Wolfpack Podcast

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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.

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Pack Pride Podcast: Safeties Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. With just over two weeks remaining until the season kicks off, Michael and Cory take a look at two of the most loaded spots on the roster for talent: the safeties. Can Tanner Ingle repeat his success from last year? Who will emerge as the starting strong safety? How solid is the future of this position group? We cover it all on this position preview!

22m
Aug 19
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: DJ Burns, Pack of Wolves NIL Collective

With less than three weeks left before the football season kicks off, there's still so much more going on in the world of NC State Athletics. On this episode, new Wolfpack big man DJ Burns joins us live from Amedeo's to discuss the trip to the Bahamas, the new-look roster, his musical ability and much more! James and Cory were also joined by Haze Lancaster and Molly Thompson of the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective to talk about Meet the Pack Day and the status of NIL at NC State. Oh, and we wrap it up with talk about the Pack's preseason ranking in the AP Poll and the Courtney Banghart fallout.

1h 8m
Aug 16
Pack Pride Podcast: CB & Nickel Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. In this episode, Michael and Cory take an in-depth look at the cornerbacks and nickels for the Pack. How stacked is State when it comes to the starters at each position? What makes Tyler Baker-Williams one of the most important players on the roster? Will players like Joshua Pierre-Louis and Dreshun Miller step up for the Pack this year?

22m
Aug 11
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Josh Pate of Late Kick, Fall Camp Intel

With the college football season less than one month away for NC State, James and Cory were joined by Josh Pate of 247Sports to discuss the Wolfpack. The "Late Kick" podcast host shared his thoughts on Devin Leary, the Wolfpack's chances in the ACC and College Football Playoff, State's vaunted defense, the Pack's place in conference realignment and much more. In the second portion of the podcast, Cory and James break down the latest intel from fall camp -- including a look at the left tackle and running back battles. The guys also take a look back on the Victory Day festivities and the Bahamas trip for the Pack men's basketball team.

1h 0m
Aug 09
Pack Pride Podcast: LB Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. On this edition of the position previews, Cory and Michael take a look at the loaded linebacker position. Just how good can this starting unit of Drake Thomas, Payton Wilson and Isaiah Moore be when healthy? Is this the most depth the Pack has ever had at the position? Who are some new names to know in the linebacker corps?

27m
Aug 05
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Saniya Rivers, Michael Clark previews fall camp

On this week's episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory and James are joined live by incoming NC State WBB transfer Saniya Rivers. The Wilmington native talks about her growth last season with South Carolina, why she came to NC State, the importance of the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, her recruitment by UNC and much more. Michael Clark also joins the podcast in the second segment to preview fall camp starting on Wednesday. The guys break down what they'll be looking for on Day 1, where things stand at key positions like left tackle and running back and several other topics with one month left before the season opener.

1h 1m
Aug 02
Pack Pride Podcast: DL Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. In this episode, Cory and Michael take a deep dive into the defensive line. Can Cory Durden repeat as All-ACC? How big is the return of Savion Jackson? Will Davin Vann's versatility be a game changer in the pass rush? Who are the potential breakout stars in the trenches?

29m
Jul 31
Pack Pride Podcast: OL Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. On this episode, Michael and Cory take a look at the offensive line and potential question marks heading into the season. How important were the returns of Grant Gibson and Chandler Zavala? Has the Wolfpack figured out the left tackle spot? Can the Pack get more push for the running game? We cover it all on this podcast.

29m
Jul 28
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Chip Patterson of CBS Sports, MLB Draft talk

On the latest episode of the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast, Cory and James are joined by Chip Patterson of CBS Sports. Patterson gives his thoughts on NC State football this upcoming season, why he has the Pack winning nine games or more and where State and the ACC stand in the latest conference realignment talks. Prior to Patterson joining the podcast, James and Cory also take a look back on the MLB Draft last week, which players have signed and the expectations for players like Eli Serrano and Michael Gupton joining the team.

1h 9m
Jul 26
Pack Pride Podcast: TE Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. On this episode, Michael and Cory take a look at the tight end position. Will Trent Pennix be able to replicate his production late in 2021 for an entire season? Can Christopher Toudle remain a huge red-zone target? Which young player will step up as a traditional tight end? We cover it all on this position preview!

20m
Jul 22
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Kai Crutchfield, Recapping NC State's summer

After a hiatus for the summer, the Pack Pride Weekly Podcast is back from Amedeo's every Monday night! Cory and James were joined this week by special guest Kai Crutchfield to talk about life after basketball, how she's staying connected with the Pack of Wolves and take a look back on her time with Wes Moore and the program as a whole. During the first portion of the show, James and Cory also recap the last month-plus for the Pack, including where State stands when it comes to conference realignment. We also look ahead to the ACC Kickoff on Wednesday as the Pack prepares to become the hunted in the Atlantic Division.

46m
Jul 19
Pack Pride Podcast: WR Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. In today's episode, Cory and Michael preview the wide receivers heading into the 2022 season. Can Thayer Thomas and Devin Carter lead this unit after multiple years of consistent play? Will Porter Rooks have a breakout year in the slot? How much of an impact will Darryl Jones have? Between Anthony Smith, Julian Gray, Keyon Lesane and others on the roster, which young wideouts need to make a leap this season?

31m
Jul 18
Pack Pride Podcast: RB Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. In this episode, Michael and Cory take an in-depth look at the running back position. Can Jordan Houston and Demie Sumo-Karngbaye take the reins? How much of an impact will Michael Allen and Delbert Mimms have? Who are some other names to watch? We preview it all on this podcast!

24m
Jul 15
Pack Pride Podcast: QB Position Preview Ahead of 2022 Season

It's that time of year again! NC State heads into the 2022 football season with a wealth of talent and depth all over the roster, so it's time to dive into the depth chart with the position preview podcasts. In the first episode, Michael and Cory break down the quarterbacks, starting of course with Devin Leary. How much better can Leary be this season? What are the realistic expectations for him? Who will take the reins in the backup QB battle? We have it all in this edition of the podcast!

28m
Jul 13
Pack Pride Podcast: NC State lands DBs in Tamarcus Cooley, Daemon Fagan

The fireworks started early on the 4th of July for NC State fans, with the Wolfpack landing two of its top defensive targets in the 2023 class. In-state nickel Tamarcus Cooley jumped on board first, which was followed by Florida safety Daemon Fagan later in the evening. Michael and Cory break down the two highly-touted defensive backs, where they fit in the 3-3-5 system, how important they are to the overall class and what their commitments mean for the rest of the class.

26m
Jul 05
Pack Pride Podcast: Sam Highfill talks Pack of Wolves, Recovery from Injury, Return in 2023?

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!

21m
Jun 23
Pack Pride Podcast: Blake Brockermeyer talks Devin Leary, Pack Defense, CFP Chances?

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.

20m
Jun 22
Pack Pride Podcast: Travis Branham on Joel Justus, Terquavion Smith, transfers

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!

23m
Jun 10
Pack Pride Podcast: Joel Justus hire, hoops offseason talk

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.

47m
Jun 09
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Cheese Roll Queen Abby Lampe, Football Recruiting & more!

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!

53m
Jun 07
Pack Pride Spaces: Jarkel Joiner, Breon Pass talk Terquavion Smith, NIL, NC State offseason

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!

28m
Jun 01
Sawyer & Ciencin: NC State left out of NCAA Tournament

One year after being sent home early by the NCAA from the College World Series, NC State was left home despite having a more than compelling case for being in the NCAA Tournament field. Alec and Andrew give their honest opinions of the decision to leave the Pack9 out of the field in the latest Sawyer & Ciencin. How did the Pack compare to teams that narrowly made it into the field? What are their thoughts on the justification from the NCAA? How awful is this for players like Devonte Brown and J.T. Jarrett? They touch on all of that and more.

29m
May 31
Sawyer & Ciencin: ACC Tourney Talk, Semis Preview on Spaces

After posting two wins behind a hot offense in Charlotte earlier in the week, NC State is set to play in the ACC Tournament Semifinals for the third straight postseason. Alec and Andrew shot a live Twitter Spaces session on Friday to discuss the week and the upcoming game. What led to the bounce back performances in thus far in Charlotte? How impressive has Tommy White been in his first ACC Tournament? What should Pack9 fans expect from Pitt on Saturday? We break it all down on this podcast!

23m
May 28
Pack Pride Spaces: Smith, Seabron decisions, transfer portal & Saniya Rivers

Both the men's and women's basketball teams are currently in the middle of wild offseasons that have seen three or more players signed for each. Miles and Cory join a Twitter Spaces session to talk about the latest moves, the fits for the transfers and what might come next in the portal. The guys also break down the upcoming decisions for Terquavion Smith and Dereon Seabron, an update on the assistant coaching search, Ashley Williams' hiring for WBB and much more! Listen to the full Spaces session below on the Pack Pride Podcast feed.

57m
May 27
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Grant Gibson, Bryson Speas, Tim McKay & Alec Sawyer join the show!

Monday night was another blowout episode at Amedeo's, this time with three offensive linemen joining James and Cory in the booth. Tim McKay, Bryson Speas and Grant Gibson discussed joining the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, replacing Ikem Ekwonu, expectations for the 2022 season, protecting Devin Leary, the return of Chandler Zavala, cooking shows, NFTs and much more! In the second portion of the podcast, Alec Sawyer jumps on to break down the woeful weekend against Wake Forest for the Pack9. How important is this week for NC State to get into the NCAA Tournament? What happened to the offense? And how important was the Saniya Rivers pickup this past week? We discuss it all on this week's podcast!

1h 3m
May 24
Sawyer & Ciencin: Series Win at Duke, ACC Tourney Scenarios & Wake Preview

After a tough week in Raleigh, the Wolfpack went on the road and took a series over Duke before returning home to put up a 20-burger against UNCG. Alec and Andrew take a look back on the four games and what the Pack9 must do this weekend against Wake Forest. The guys also break down the possible scenarios for the ACC Tournament heading into the final weekend, including what must happen for the Pack to earn a Top 4 seed. Also, a look at how the play of multiple freshmen has picked up and could be crucial for State heading into the postseason.

29m
May 19
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Michael Clark talks football recruiting, NIL and more!

This offseason has been one of the wildest ever, with the transfer portal and NIL taking center stage over the last several months. Michael Clark joins Cory and James to discuss the state of the Wolfpack recruiting and how NIL has affected this offseason. The guys also break down the significance of Chandler Zavala's return, the NCAA trying to govern NIL and the Wolfpack football team as a whole.

1h 4m
May 18
Sawyer & Ciencin: Recapping a Rough Week for the Pack9, Duke Preview

NC State dropped a befuddling series to UNC at home due to two late collapses, then did the same against UNCW on Tuesday in Wilmington. Andrew and Alec take a look back after covering the series, with one in the booth and one in the press box. What happened late in the games against UNC? How much of an impact did the weather have on Saturday's loss? Can the Pack9 bounce back this coming weekend at Duke? The guys discuss those topics and look at some of the performances from #PackPros in this week's episode!

25m
May 12
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Drake Thomas, Isaiah Moore, Payton Wilson join the show!

The best linebacker trio in the ACC is ready to get back on the field this fall, and they joined James and Cory on Monday night to talk about their excitement for the 2022 season. Payton Wilson, Drake Thomas and Isaiah Moore joined the podcast live at Amedeo's to discuss joining the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective, getting to play together one more time and much more! James and Cory also recap the last week for NC State, including James Johnson's departure, the Pack9's series loss to UNC and both tennis programs advancing to the Sweet 16.

56m
May 10
Pack Pride Podcast: Mike Glennon talks Pack of Wolves Launch, NIL landscape & more

After building for the last few months, the Pack of Wolves NIL Collective for NC State is set to launch on Monday. Former NC State and current NFL quarterback Mike Glennon has been a part of the program since the start as a member of the Executive Board. Michael Clark sat down with Glennon to talk about his involvement in the Pack of Wolves, the importance of NIL in college sports, his thoughts on the upcoming season for NC State, how he plans to serve as an advisor for student-athletes, which players he's been working with this offseason and much more!

20m
May 09