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
Cowan out for spring
Dean no longer with football team
Arkansas receiver D'Arthur Cowan watches warmups prior to the Razorbacks' Red-White game on April 20, 2013 in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas will be without wide receiver D'Arthur Cowan during the rest of spring practice, Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema said Friday.
Cowan will focus on academics, Bielema said, during the duration of Arkansas' 12 spring practices. Cowan played in six games last season, catching four passes for 26 yards.
Bielema also said tight end Demetrius Dean is not currently with the team and likely won't return because of a lack of credit hours. Dean signed with Arkansas in 2010 but didn't make it to campus until he redshirted in 2011.
The Fayetteville native didn't record any offensive stats in his two seasons.