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.
Cowan suspended again
Arkansas receiver D'Arthur Cowan watches warmups prior to the Razorbacks' Red-White game on April 20, 2013 in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas receiver D'Arthur Cowan has been suspended again for academic reasons, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said Thursday.
Cowan, a junior, missed the majority of Arkansas' spring practices with an academic-related suspension. He was also given a one-week suspension in February.
"D'Arthur will concentrate on his academics and putting himself in a position to move forward academically for eligibility and graduation," Bielema posted Thursday on his Twitter account. He added Cowan "has been suspended from all team activities while maintaining full academic support and guidance," through a team spokesman.
Cowan played in only six games last season after suffering a broken foot during the preseason. In 12 career games he has caught 7 passes for 40 yards and also has 10 kickoff returns totaling 176 yards.