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  • Thousands troll Cracker Barrel after IN woman's termination

    Thousands troll Cracker Barrel after IN woman's termination

    Friday, March 24 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-03-24 10:16:02 GMT
    So far, Cracker Barrel has not responded to requests for comment. (Source: Eli Christman on flickr.com)So far, Cracker Barrel has not responded to requests for comment. (Source: Eli Christman on flickr.com)

    Why did Cracker Barrel fire Brad's wife? It's really no one's business, other than Brad's and his wife's, but that hasn't stopped people around the world from demanding answers after a Harrison County, IN, man publicly asked the restaurant chain why his wife Nanette was let go from her job at the Cracker Barrel in Corydon.

    Why did Cracker Barrel fire Brad's wife? It's really no one's business, other than Brad's and his wife's, but that hasn't stopped people around the world from demanding answers after a Harrison County, IN, man publicly asked the restaurant chain why his wife Nanette was let go from her job at the Cracker Barrel in Corydon.

  • UPDATE: Shooting suspect, victim identified; police confirm connection to previous homicide

    UPDATE: Shooting suspect, victim identified; police confirm connection to previous homicide

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:45:25 GMT

    For the second time in just over a month, a man is dead following an argument at a east side apartment complex and authorities said the shootings are connected.

    For the second time in just over a month, a man is dead following an argument at a east side apartment complex and authorities said the shootings are connected.

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    Police: Woman wanted in assault of cab driver

    Police: Woman wanted in assault of cab driver

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-03-24 00:07:04 GMT
    Alexis Balbastro. (Source: Tucson Police Department)Alexis Balbastro. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    Authorities are looking for a woman accused of assaulting a cab driver in Tucson.

    Authorities are looking for a woman accused of assaulting a cab driver in Tucson.

TUCSON, AZAfter spending the last week on the road, the Arizona (10-4, 0-2 Pac-12) volleyball team returns home to the McKale Center as they welcome in No. 21 Oregon and Oregon State for Pac-12 play this weekend.

The Wildcats will open the weekend against No. 21 Oregon (8-4, 1-1 Pac-12) on Friday at 6 p.m. for Military Appreciation Night. In addition, the first 500 fans will receive a "Block A" dog tag. Arizona will host Oregon State (9-4, 1-1 Pac-12) on Sunday at 11 a.m. in a match that will air live on the Pac-12 Networks.

Madi Kingdon continues to be one of the top all-around players in the league. She currently leads the league in both points (259) and points per set (5.51), while also leading the league double-doubles (6). Her 5.51 points per set rank sixth nationally.

The Wildcats have been one of the best defensive teams in the Pac-12 as their 16.82 digs per set lead the league, while their .140 opponent hitting percentage ranks third in the conference. Arizona already has 12 combined double-doubles on the year, the most of any team in the Pac-12.

No. 21 Oregon has had success against the Wildcats in recent years as it has won four straight in the series. The Ducks feature a high powered offense that leads the league in assists and ranks second in kills. Setter Lauren Plum leads the Pac-12 in assists as she dishes out 12.25 assists per set. Liz Brenner leads a balanced attack of hitters with just over four kills per set. The defending national runner-up had won five consecutive matches before falling to new No. 1 Washington in four sets last week. Oregon has won four straight contests in the series.

Oregon State enters the weekend as a solid defensive team as it ranks fourth in the league in digs. Libero Becky Defoe leads the conference in digs with 4.8 per set. Lila Toner leads a balanced offense with 3.29 kills per set, while Laura Schaudt and Arica Nassar each have 100 kills or more. The Wildcats have won six straight against the Beavers. The last time OSU defeated Arizona was back in 2009 and the last time they won in Tucson was 20 years ago. 

Arizona (10-4, 0-2 Pac-12) vs. No. 21 Oregon (8-4, 1-1 Pac-12)
Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
Series Record: Arizona leads 41-16
Last Meeting: Oregon def. Arizona 3-0 in Eugene, Ore. on Oct. 26, 2012
Current Streak: Oregon has won four straight in the series

Arizona (10-4, 0-2 Pac-12) vs. Oregon State (9-4, 1-1 Pac-12)
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Series Record: Arizona leads 42-13
Last Meeting: Arizona def. Oregon State 3-2 in Corvallis, Ore. on Nov. 9, 2012
Current Streak: Arizona has won six straight in the series

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