Chris Hudgison returned to the Natural State in July 2018 as KAIT's Sports Director. He spent the last 4 years in Jackson, Mississippi as WLBT Sports Director. Chris covered Mississippi State in the 2017 Women's Final Four (including Morgan William's shot to beat UConn), the resurgence of Alcorn State football, plus a wild 2014 season when MSU and Ole Miss pigskin were on the national radar.
He previously worked at Region 8 News from 2009 to 2014. He started at KAIT as Weekend Sports Anchor from 2009-2011. Chris was promoted to Sports Director in 2012. During his first stint in Jonesboro, he tracked the rise of the Red Wolves that included the five football coaching changes in five seasons.
Chris calls Columbus, Georgia his hometown. The Columbus State alum started his broadcasting career back in 2003 for WTVM. He worked his way up from production assistant to news photographer to sports reporter.
When he's not working, you can find him spending family time with his wife and son, playing Playstation, and going after Old Man Par on the golf course.
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The Germantown alum & LSU signee spent the 4th of July winning one of the biggest events in the country: The 40th North & South Junior at Pinehurst No. 2. Baggett won at the same course that Payne Stewart and other golf greats conquered.
The event will be at the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time. Ole Miss takes the stage Tuesday from 8:00am until 12:15pm central time. Mississippi State will speak Wednesday from 8:00am until 12:15pm central time.
Konnor Pilkington was the highest Mississippi State Bulldog selected in the 2018 MLB Draft. The 3rd Round selection (81st overall pick) put pen to paper with the Chicago White Sox. 3rd-rder Konnor Pilkington signs with @whitesox for $650k (pick 81 value = $726,700). Mississippi State LHP, track record of success, advanced changeup, 88-93 mph fastball has touched 96 previously. @MLBDraft — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 27, 2018 Pilkington finished 3-6 with a 4.47 ERA. Kon...
Lemonis led the Hoosiers to 3 regional appearances in 4 seasons. He's experienced four College World Series, including three as a former Louisville assistant. Lemonis will be introduced Tuesday at 10:00am.
The Beavers scored all of their runs in the 3rd inning. Tyler Malone hit a three-run HR in the frame. MSU finishes the season 39-29, but their postseason run filled with bananas and walkoffs will be remembered for quite some time.