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
Beeks introduced for Red Sox affiliate
Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during Arkansas' game against LSU on April 12, 2014 at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 5-4.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas pitcher Jalen Beeks was introduced at the media day for the short-season Boston Red Sox affiliate in Lowell, Mass., on Wednesday.
Beeks, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the 12th round of last week's MLB Draft, will begin his professional career playing for the Lowell Spinners. His contract terms aren't yet known.
The left-hander went 6-4 in 13 starts for the Razorbacks as a junior, finishing with a 1.98 earned run average. The Prairie Grove native is one of two weekend starters Arkansas will have to replace next season. Chris Oliver signed his professional contract with the Phillies on Tuesday.