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
Loewen out for spring
Arkansas tight end Mitchell Loewen (89) runs into the end zone ahead of Samford defensive back Jaquiski Tartt (6) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas tight end Mitchell Loewen will miss spring practice after suffering a torn ACL, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said Wednesday.
Bielema said he's hopeful Loewen, a junior, would be available for Arkansas' season opener Aug. 30 at Auburn. Loewen caught 2 passes for 29 yards last season, including a 24-yard touchdown catch against Samford.
The Lahaina, Hawaii native began his career as a walk-on but earned a scholarship prior to last season. He is one of four tight ends with playing experience on the Razorbacks' roster.
Arkansas is scheduled to begin spring practice next Sunday.