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
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.)