February 13, 2014

Alabama gymnastics goes for 108th straight win over Auburn

The last time the University of Alabama gymnastics team lost to Auburn, a gallon of gas cost one cent more than an 85-cent carton of eggs and Jimmy Carter was president of the United States.

The date was March 13, 1979, and the Crimson Tide and Tigers competed in the AIAW Region III Championships at Jacksonville State University. Auburn finished third with a score of 127.75, while Alabama took fifth with a 119.55.

Alabama coach Sarah Patterson was in her first year at UA, and Ed Bengston was the head coach of the Tigers. Patterson is now in her 36th season in Tuscaloosa, while Auburn has had four coaches since Bengston's tenure ended in 1980.

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