Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A two-time graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
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.