Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double 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.
Hogs release spring practice dates
Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen warms up prior to a 2013 practice at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas announced its 15 spring football practice dates Thursday.
The Razorbacks begin spring drills Sunday and end them with the Red-White Game on April 26. Arkansas will be off March 21-31 for the university's spring break.
Some practices prior to the spring game are anticipated to be open to the public, though those designations have yet to be made. Nine practices this spring are slated to be opened to working media.
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema opened two Saturday practices to fans last spring.
Bielema said last week at a club meeting in Batesville that all starting positions other than Trey Flowers at defensive end are open this spring. The Razorbacks are coming off a 3-9 season in which they went winless in SEC play for the first time.
Arkansas Spring Practice Schedule
Sunday, March 16
Tuesday, March 18
Thursday, March 20
Tuesday, April 1
Thursday, April 3
Saturday, April 5
Tuesday, April 8
Thursday, April 10
Saturday, April 12
Tuesday, April 15
Thursday, April 17
Saturday, April 19
Tuesday, April 22
Thursday, April 24
Saturday, April 26 (Red-White Game, 1 p.m.)