Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Explosion injures Razorbacks intern
FAYETTEVILLE An intern in the University of Arkansas' athletics marketing department was injured Saturday when a T-shirt gun apparently exploded during the Razorbacks' season-opening football game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
The male, whose name was not made available by either UA or Washington Regional Medical Center officials, suffered a leg injury. His condition isn't known.
The incident occurred shortly after kickoff Saturday at Razorback Stadium. A loud boom and the release of air pressure could be heard throughout the stadium, and according to witnesses, the man immediately fell to the ground.
He was tended to by medical staff and taken from the stadium on a stretcher.
Witnesses reported seeing part of the T-shirt gun hit an overhang above the lower level of the east grandstands. T-shirt guns, which are powered by high-pressure air tanks, are used at several UA sporting events.