Sudu Upadhyay was born in Kathmandu, Nepal but moved to Oxford, Mississippi when he was 5 years old.
Growing up in Oxford, Sudu fell in love with sports and while in the sixth grade he decided he wanted to be a sports reporter.
After serving in various editorial positions for his high school’s newspaper and TV news program, Sudu went on to Ole Miss to major in broadcast journalism. While at Ole Miss, he oversaw the campus news channel as the station manager and sports director. He also worked as a multimedia journalist for the Ole Miss Spirit, an affiliate of Scout Media Network.
Sudu earned various awards for his work in college, including a college journalist of the year honor from the Southeast Journalism Conference and a first place regional Mark of Excellence award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Sudu graduated from Ole Miss in December 2016 and joined WMC Action News 5 in January 2017 as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor.
If you’ve ever been to a Memphis 901 FC game, chances are you’ve seen Magan Hall, her husband Alex and their 10-year-old son Loxley, loudly cheering for 901 as a part of Bluff City Mafia, the club’s official support group.
Tony Pollard had a feeling he would become a Dallas Cowboy. Days before the Memphis Tigers former do it all weapon was drafted in the fourth round, 128th overall, by America’s Team, he had a hunch he was headed to the Lone Star state, and hoped it would happen.
The nation’s top basketball prospect, James Wiseman, has already signed with his school of choice, The University of Memphis, but Wiseman isn’t shying away from the recruiting trail as the division one national signing period opens on Wednesday.
Memphis native Langston “Lank the King” Hampton Jr., brought the first championship boxing fight since 2008 to the Bluff City last year, now Lank the King wants to do it again, but even bigger as a celebration of the city’s 200th birthday.
The Memphis Tigers home, is now dressed up for the Express, and team president Kosha Irby and his staff have been hard at work to create new areas in the stadium to enhance the football viewing experience.
The holiday season at the Harrington household is extra special this year as 12-year-old Andrew and his family get ready to head to the Birmingham Bowl to watch the family’s favorite college football player, Memphis Tigers tight end Joey Magnifico play against Wake Forest.
The college football early signing period was busy for Memphis area schools. Multiple high school football players in the area signed national letters of intent with top college football programs on Wednesday.
The nation’s top ranked inside linebacker is now a Georgia Bulldog. Nakobe Dean, the 2018 MS Gatorade Player of the Year, chose the Bulldogs over Ole Miss, LSU and Alabama during the early national signing period on Wednesday.