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Hosted by R. Cory Smith, Michael Clark and a number of Pack Pride writers, 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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Postgame Podcast: NC State curb stomps UNC for third straight win in rivalry

NC State came out and punched UNC in the mouth early and just kept beating on the Tar Heels to the tune of a dominant 39-20 win on Senior Day in Carter-Finley Stadium. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back on the win in the Postgame Podcast. What can you say about the performances of Brennan Armstrong and Payton Wilson in their final home games? How about Kevin Concepcion shining again and the Wolfpack offense putting up 500-plus yards and eight scoring drives? We'll discuss all of that and more on 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

52m
Nov 26
Two Perspectives Podcast: Thanksgiving Hoops Preview, Story Time with Chase Graham & More!

On this episode of the Two Perspectives Podcast with Chase and Miles, the guys look at the Wolfpack's upcoming matchup with Vanderbilt. The Wolfpack travels to Las Vegas for a showdown with the Commodores in a winnable game that should tell us more about the Pack's current roster. Chase and Miles also look back at another trip for a Multi-Team Event in 2020, discuss their Thanksgiving Day plans and more! Get your hoops fix while you travel for the holidays before a late-night tip-off in Mandalay Bay! 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

35m
Nov 23
Pregame Podcast: Chip Alexander previews UNC vs. NC State 2023

Coming off a four-game winning streak with one game left of the regular season, NC State wants nothing more than to take down UNC and notch its ninth win of the year on Saturday. Meanwhile, despite having a future first-round pick at QB in Drake Maye, the Tar Heels enter after losing three out of their last five games and needing a win over the Pack to salvage what has been a horrendous close to the season. Chip Alexander of The News & Observer joins Cory Smith on the Pregame Podcast to break down NC State's season finale vs. UNC. Alexander discusses the money year for Maye, Omarion Hampton's breakout campaign, the struggles for the defense and his thoughts on how the game will go on Saturday in Carter-Finley Stadium.

37m
Nov 22
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Another huge week for NC State; Nyheim Hines, Emeka Emezie join the show!

The past week has been another remarkable one for the Wolfpack with a football win in Blacksburg, another women's cross country National Championship and everything else in between. James and Cory will discuss all of that and preview the Rivalry Week against UNC on this week's podcast. In the second segment, the guys will be joined by none other than two NC State legends in Nyheim Hines and Emeka Emezie to discuss the week ahead. We'll get into their take on the rivalry, their most memorable moments and much more on 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!  

1h 12m
Nov 21
Postgame Podcast: NC State downs Virginia Tech to secure fourth straight W

NC State needed to hang on late, but five straight touchdown drives between the second and third quarters were enough for the Wolfpack to pull out a 35-28 win in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday. Cory Smith and Michael Clark discuss the victory, the key performances and more on the Postgame Podcast. What did Brennan Armstrong's performance mean to the Pack and what is the latest on his status? Just how dangerous is Kevin Concepcion as a true freshman for the Wolfpack? What happened to the Wolfpack defense late against VT? How complete is this team heading into the final week of the regular season? We'll discuss all of that and more on 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

50m
Nov 20
Pregame Podcast: Matej Sis previews NC State vs. Virginia Tech 2023

NC State and Virginia Tech have been heading toward similar trajectories over the last several weeks, but only one can come away with a crucial win on Saturday in Blacksburg. The Wolfpack has won its last three straight while VT has won four out of its last six and is knocking on the door of bowl eligibility with two games remaining. Matej Sis of VTScoop on the 247Sports network joins the Pregame Podcast to discuss where the Hokies stand heading into the matchup, the breakout years for Kyron Drones and Bhayshul Tuten, defensive playmakers to know and much more! We'll also break down the latest odds and get a prediction for Saturday. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

29m
Nov 16
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Recapping a huge week for NC State, Scott Wood joins the show!

Everything came up NC State over the past week for a wide variety of programs. The Wolfpack won huge games in football, women’s basketball, got off to strong starts in men’s basketball and wrestling, both cross country teams qualified for Nationals and men’s hockey swept a home series — and we’ll try our hardest to recap all of it! James and Cory will also be joined by Wolfpack legend Scott Wood to discuss the start of the men’s basketball season, his ventures in being a color analyst, thoughts on this year’s roster and so much more! Tune in for this week’s podcast to catch it all! 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 14m
Nov 15
Two Perspectives Podcast: Terquavion Smith talks WBB win, current MBB team and more!

Both NC State basketball programs are off to hot starts, with the men's team notching a 20-point win over Abilene Christian while the women's squad cruised to a 92-81 win against No. 2 UConn. Miles Masercola and Chase Graham discuss both teams and what the last week means for the programs. On the back half of the podcast, current Philadephia 76ers G-League guard Terquavion Smith joins the guys for an exclusive interview. Smith breaks down his time with the Wolfpack, thoughts on the current team, the WBB win over UConn, the start to his professional career 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

50m
Nov 13
Postgame Podcast: NC State dismantles Deacs in 26-6 victory

NC State got just three first-half touchdowns on Saturday afternoon, but it didn't need that many points in a 26-6 drubbing of Wake Forest. It marked the Wolfpack's first win in Winston-Salem since 2015 and only the second time since the 2003 season -- but that's all ancient history now, right? Michael Clark and Cory Smith take a look back on the win, give their thoughts on Brennan Armstrong's solid play, the offensive playmakers who stepped up, the elite defensive performance and much more! Listen to the full podcast to get all of their thoughts from the big win.

20m
Nov 12
Pregame Podcast: Cam Lemons Debro previews NC State vs. Wake Forest 2023

NC State travels to Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon looking to get a major monkey off its back. The Wolfpack has won its last two games to get back to bowl eligibility, but heads on the road looking for just its second win in Winston-Salem in two decades. Ahead of the in-state matchup, Cam Lemons Debro joins Cory Smith for the pregame podcast to discuss the Deacs' quarterback situation, how the playmakers have performed this season, the strengths and weaknesses of the defense and his prediction for the matchup. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

34m
Nov 09
🚨 Emergency Podcast 🚨: Breaking down MJ Morris' decision to redshirt, what it means for NC State

With MJ Morris' decision to redshirt the remainder of the 2023 season going public on Tuesday morning, Cory Smith and Michael Clark join up to discuss the decision on this emergency podcast. The guys will give some background and take questions from viewers! We also take a look ahead at what this means for the quarterback room the remainder of the season and heading into next year. Could Morris actually return to the team next season after redshirting the final three games? We'll touch on that and much more on this LIVE 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 10m
Nov 08
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Recapping NC State Football, Hoops Wins

NC State football continued its turnaround on Saturday night with a convincing 20-6 win over Miami to lock in bowl eligibility. Days later, the Wolfpack men's basketball team tipped off the season with a 72-59 victory over The Citadel with several new faces standing out. Cory Smith and James Curle recap the last week for the Wolfpack, focusing first on the huge win for State over Miami before the Pack's season opener on the court. We'll break it all down for both squads and look ahead to another important weekend for Dave Doeren's team in Winston-Salem and Wes Moore's program against UConn inside Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 8m
Nov 07
Two Perspectives Podcast: Introductions, NC State 2023-24 Season Preview & More

A brand new college basketball season is upon us, and so too is a brand spanking new podcast to feast your ears on this season. Pack Pride analyst Miles Masercola and former NC State basketball walk-on Chase Graham have teamed up to bring you the Two Perspectives Podcast for the entire winter! In this debut episode, Miles and Chase preview the 2023-24 season for the Wolfpack ahead of the opening game, hand out superlatives, give some betting odds previews for the year and much more. Also listen to story time and the guys shine a light on support staff and walk-ons during the premiere 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

44m
Nov 06
Postgame Podcast: NC State downs Miami, 20-6, on historic night for Dave Doeren

NC State and Miami traded blows defensively all night long, but the Wolfpack kept the Hurricanes out of the end zone and did just enough offensively to pull out a 20-6 win. The victory marked Dave Doeren's program-record 78th at NC State, locked in bowl eligibility and further proved the team's resilience through adversity this season. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back on the primetime win, the glimmer of optimism from the offense, the ridiculous performance from the defense and Doeren's historic night on this edition of the Postgame 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 9m
Nov 05
Pregame Podcast: Gaby Urrutia previews Miami vs. NC State

NC State and Miami will square off on Saturday night in primetime in Carter-Finley with both teams vying for a chance to move above .500 in ACC play after big wins at home this past weekend. The Wolfpack is eyeing its first win of the Dave Doeren era over Miami, which is the last team he has left to beat in the ACC. Gaby Urrutia of InsideTheU joins Cory Smith to discuss Tyler Van Dyke's up-and-down quarterback play, the offensive funk the Hurricanes are currently in, the playmakers to know on both sides of the ball and give his thoughts on how the game will go down. Watch or listen to the full podcast to learn more about the Canes! 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!  

24m
Nov 02
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Is NC State football back?! Trent Hidlay joins the show!

NC State just wrapped up a bounce-back performance with a 24-17 win over Clemson in a game as a double-digit underdog. James and Cory take another look back at that win and look ahead to the Miami matchup and more! Prior to talking football, the guys are also joined by two-time All-American and four-time ACC champion wrestler Trent Hidlay live at Amedeo's. We'll discuss his move up in weight class, why he returned for one final season, the team goals for this year 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

4h 3m
Oct 31
Postgame Podcast: NC State cruises to 24-17 win over Clemson

NC State's defense smothered Clemson all afternoon while its offense did just enough to pull out a 24-17 win. Kevin Concepcion had his third multi-touchdown game of his career while Payton Wilson got in on the scoring with a pick-six in a smothering performance for the Wolfpack D. Michael Clark and Cory Smith take a look back on the win with an eye on what went right and still needs improving moving forward. The guys also take a look at individual performances, hand out helmet stickers and look ahead to Miami as the Pack looks to continue its home winning streak. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!    

57m
Oct 30
Pregame Podcast: Previewing Clemson vs. NC State with Christina Long

NC State and Clemson head into Saturday's matchup with strikingly similarly tough rows to hoe, but one will earn a critical win this weekend. With the matchup just days away, Christina Long of The Greenville News joins Cory Smith to discuss where Clemson stands heading into Week 9 of the season. What has led to the offensive struggles in Garrett Riley's first season at Clemson? Can Cade Klubnik fix his turnover issues on the road in a hostile environment? How will Will Shipley play in his final visit to Carter-Finley Stadium? We cover all that, the strengths of the Clemson defense and get a prediction on 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!

24m
Oct 25
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Bye Week Bounce Back? Ryan Combs, Dave Shore join the show!

With the football team off the field this past weekend, Cory Smith and James Smith take a look at the biggest areas where the team can improve heading into the matchup against Clemson. The guys will also discuss the critical homecoming matchup as both programs look to turn things around this season. But first, the guys will be joined by Ryan Combs and the ALS North Carolina President and CEO Dave Shore to discuss the "Drive Out ALS" event at Drive Shack in two months. We'll also discuss Chris Combs' legacy, how the ALS Foundation has worked with NC State in the past and much more to shine a light on a cause that's near and dear to the hearts of Wolfpack fans. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 0m
Oct 24
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: The State of the Wolfpack Football Program

Heading into the bye week, NC State is at 4-3 overall and 1-2 in ACC play following a humbling loss to Duke. The Wolfpack's offense couldn't get out of its own way and the defense failed to get in the way of the Blue Devils playmakers, allowing several more explosive plays in the loss. Cory Smith and James Curle take a look back on the loss to Duke along with the start to the season as a whole. The guys will also look ahead to what comes next and more on the NC State program. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 0m
Oct 17
Postgame Podcast: Wolfpack crumbles in 24-3 loss to No. 17 Duke

NC State couldn't muster up any success on either side of the football -- and nearly gave up a touchdown on special teams -- in a 24-3 loss on the road at Duke. The Wolfpack heads into the bye with a ton of questions and only two weeks to find answers before hosting Clemson at home. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back and give their opinions of whatever just happened in Durham. The guys also search for solutions moving forward and discuss where the program goes from here. Watch or listen to the full podcast below! 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 11m
Oct 15
Pregame Podcast: Previewing NC State vs. Duke football with Adam Rowe

NC State heads into Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday night looking to build on its offensive success with MJ Morris under center against a staunch Duke defense. Meanwhile, the Blue Devils could be moving to a redshirt freshman quarterback, but has plenty of offensive firepower around him to compete against the Wolfpack's ferocious pass rush. Adam Rowe of The Devils' Den joins Cory Smith to discuss the matchup, what to expect if Riley Leonard can't play, what makes the Duke rushing attack so potent and the strengths of the top scoring defense in the ACC. We'll also get a prediction and more from Adam on this week's Pregame 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!  

32m
Oct 12
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: NC State offense back? Elliott Avent joins the show!

Cory Smith and James Curle take a look back on NC Stare’s win over Marshall, look ahead to Duke and give their thoughts on the resurgence of the offense — and if it’s here to stay. Elliott Avent also joined the show for a prerecorded interview with Cory in the final segment! They discuss the seasons for Trea Turner and Patrick Bailey, the new additions to the current Pack9 team, preview the Duke fall ball matchup 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 8m
Oct 10
Postgame Podcast: NC State offense reignites in 48-41 win over Marshall

NC State didn’t have a perfect start on Saturday but found a way to pull away in the second half to hand Marshall its first loss of the season. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back on the victory and what it means heading back into ACC play. What were the takeaways from MJ Morris’ first start of the 2023 season? How important was it for the offense to have a more balanced attack in the win? Is there reason for concern for the defense? We’ll break it all down on the Postgame 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

48m
Oct 08
Pregame Podcast: Previewing Marshall vs. NC State football with Luke Creasy

NC State football is 3-2 coming off a frustrating loss to Louisville, but won't have much time to revamp the offense with Marshall coming into town. The Wolfpack is implementing MJ Morris under center before its final non-conference test against an undefeated Thundering Herd looking for another ACC win after knocking off Virginia Tech earlier this season. Marshall beat writer Luke Creasy of HD Media joins Cory Smith to discuss why QB Cam Fancher and RB Rasheen Ali have the Herd rolling heading into Raleigh on Saturday. We take a look at both sides of the ball, strengths and weaknesses of the Marshall program and get a prediction ahead of the pivotal matchup for both teams this weekend. 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!

21m
Oct 04
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: MJ Morris named starting QB; Kristen McDaniel of NC State Volleyball

Coming off a rough 13-10 loss to Louisville in which the offense was stymied all night long, NC State has made a change at quarterback. Cory Smith and James Curle discuss the move to MJ Morris, how he changes the offense and what this means moving forward for Brennan Armstrong. On the final portion of the podcast, we'll also be joined by Kristen McDaniel of the NC State volleyball team to discuss the program's massive win over No. 5 Louisville. She'll also break down what has led to the program's success, why the Hawaii native chose the Wolfpack, the support from fans 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

1h 2m
Oct 03
Postgame Podcast: Offensive letdown dooms Pack in 13-10 loss to Louisville

It was not the Wolfpack's night. Despite the defense shutting down one of the most explosive offenses in the ACC and special teams coming through on multiple occasions, NC State's offense couldn't find its footing in a 13-10 loss to Louisville on Friday night. Cory Smith and Michael Clark take a look back at NC State's loss to Louisville on Friday night in Carter-Finley Stadium. What is the biggest issue with the offense? Is it time to make a change at quarterback? Who were the standouts on the defensive side of the football? We touch on all of that and more in this 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

56m
Sep 30
Pregame Podcast: Michael McCammon previews Louisville vs. NC State

Coming off a tight win against Virginia to open up ACC play, the Wolfpack returns home to face an undefeated Louisville team eager to prove itself on the national stage. NC State hasn't played up to its potential yet while Louisville has played above its station -- but how will the two programs shape up in another weeknight game in Carter-Finley Stadium? Cory Smith is joined by Michael McCammon of Cardinal Authority to break down what has The Ville off to such a hot start under Jeff Brohm, the play of Jack Plummer, the game-breaking speed of Jawhar Jordan, defensive playmakers and much more. Get the full breakdown on YouTube or through the Pack Pride Podcast stream! 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

25m
Sep 27
Pack Pride Weekly Podcast: Recapping Virginia, Talking Louisville with Mark Ennis

The Wolfpack went into Virginia and came away with a win, but it certainly wasn't pretty. After the 24-21 victory that included a walk-off field goal from Brayden Narveson, the Pack still moved to 3-1 (1-0 ACC) on the year with two-thirds of the season still remaining. James Curle and Cory Smith recap the week for the Wolfpack and look ahead to a Friday night matchup against Louisville with Mark Ennis of The Drive on 93.9 The Ville. Learn more about what the Pack needs to improve moving forward and how the Cardinals have gotten off to such a hot start under Jeff Brohm. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

55m
Sep 26
Postgame Podcast: NC State squeaks out a 24-21 win in Charlottesville

NC State's offense needed some help to barely pull out a 24-21 win over Virginia in Charlottesville on Friday night. The Wolfpack moved to 1-0 in ACC play, but there are a lot of questions to be answered for this program. Michael Clark and Cory Smith take a look back at the result, the positives and negatives from the narrow win and more. Listen to the full podcast to get our recap from Friday's victory and look ahead to Louisville next Friday. 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 https://www.scottwood15.com/ today!

54m
Sep 23