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
Bielema closes spring practice
Razorback football coach Bret Bielema greets fans before a Razorback Day at the Capitol lunch in Little Rock.
FAYETTEVILLE First-year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has closed spring football practices to the public.
The Razorbacks released their spring practice schedule Wednesday, noting only the April 20 Red-White game will be open to fans. The game will begin at 2 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The majority of Arkansas' spring practices have previously been open to the public. The spring season will begin March 10 in Fayetteville and the 15-practice schedule will conclude with the spring game.