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Auburn wins first-ever hovercraft challenge

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The inaugural University Hovercraft Challenge on Saturday turned into a disappointing day for the new Alabama hovercraft team.

The team not only lost to their cross-state rival, Auburn University, but barely got to compete. Equipment failure limited the team to completing one lap of a one-hour endurance race on land and water.

Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/18dNePH ) that the Hovering Tigers of Auburn also had drive-shaft issues, but not until it had completed 24 laps to win the competition.

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