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
VIDEO: UA soccer wins after 40-yard goal
Tyler Allen's 40-yard goal in the 65th minute helped Arkansas beat Creighton 2-1 in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' Tyler Allen quite literally kicked-off the SEC Network in style Thursday night.
The Razorbacks' senior midfielder connected on a free kick from 40 yards away in the 65th minute, scoring the decisive goal in Arkansas' 2-1 exhibition win over Creighton. The match was televised by the SEC Network's digital channel and Allen's goal was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter Friday morning.
Arkansas led 1-0 after Katie Moore scored on a free kick in the 22nd minute. Kirsten Corder's header tied the game for Creighton in the 37th minute.
The Razorbacks open the regular season with a match against Utah State next Friday night.