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Albany Panthers' 2014 season in jeopardy (VIDEO)

Albany's Professional Indoor Football League team needs to raise $100,000 in the next week or it will be forced to cancel the 2014 season.

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End of an era

The Albany Panthers’ 2013 season is over — and so are a lot of the careers of the franchise’s star players — after losing to the Alabama Hammers late Monday in the PIFL semifinals.

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Panthers' season ends with semifinal loss to Hammers

The Albany Panthers' quest to win three straight league titles ends with a semifinal loss to No. 1 seed Alabama.

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Ready for battle

The Panthers and Hammers bring the two best defenses in tonight’s PIFL semifinal game in Alabama as Albany looks for a victory to advance to its third straight league championship game.

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Case of the Mondays

For the first time in franchise history, the Panthers are playing on a Monday night, and the team is having some fun with the unusual road trip to Alabama.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Two-time reigning champ Albany OK with being underdogs

The Panthers are underdogs in the playoffs for the first time in years, but the team has embraced their new role heading into Monday’s postseason opener at Alabama.

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Panthers demolish Lions in regular-season and home finale, turn attention to playoffs

The Panthers close the regular season with a smashing of bitter rival Columbus and now turn their focus to their first-round playoff game next week against top seed Alabama.

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PREVIEW: Panthers look to close regular season on winning note vs. Lions

Albany hopes to finish strong tonight in its regular-season finale against bitter rival Columbus, which won’t make the playoffs and comes into the game with one goal: send the Panthers into the postseason with an ugly loss.

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No time to relax

Outside of it being a rivalry, Saturday’s regular-season finale between the Panthers and the Lions is meaningless for either team as far as the postseason picture goes, but that hasn’t stopped Albany from still preparing hard this week with the playoffs looming in eight days.

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Minor setback

Saturday’s loss to Lehigh Valley means the Albany Panthers will have to win back-to-back games on the road to clinch a third straight league title, but it’s a challenge the 6-5 Panthers are up to.

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Panthers fall to Steelhawks in final seconds, can’t clinch No. 2 seed

The Panthers lose another close game to Lehigh Valley late Saturday in the Civic Center, 53-49, and miss out on an opportunity to clinch the No. 2 seed in the PIFL playoffs.

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Home playoff game up for grabs for Panthers, Steelhawks

The No. 2 seed in the PIFL playoffs and home-field advantage in the opening round will be on the line tonight in the Albany Civic Center for both the Panthers and the Steelhawks.

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Expect a fight

The Panthers have not only clawed their way back into playoff contention, but a win Saturday night at home would assure at least one postseason game at the Civic Center, although standing in their way will be a determined Lehigh Valley team that has the same at stake as long as they can win and Richmond loses.

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FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Panthers DB Cutts earns PIFL POY award; New college bowl games to be played in ... Dubai and Bahamas?

Americus' Antwon Cutts is named the PIFL's co-Defensive Player of the Week following his impressive outing during last week's Panthers road win at Columbus.

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Panthers dominate 2nd half, rout Lions

The Panthers get just their second win on the road late Saturday as they outscore rival Columbus 20-1 in the second half and come back to Albany with a 35-15 victory.

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