Albany Panthers


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Crunch time begins

Tonight in Columbus kicks off a crucial stretch of games for the Albany Panthers, who are clinging to the fourth and final playoff spot with three regular-season contests left to play.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Panthers control own destiny for home playoff game

If the Albany Panthers win their final three regular season games they will host the opening round of the PIFL playoffs at the Albany Civic Center. (ADDS: Notes on QB Lester; honoring injured teammates)

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Panthers: We’ll step up in Savage’s absence

Despite the loss of star wideout Antwone Savage, the Panthers vow to not only pick up the slack, but they plan to win another title in honor of their injured leader.

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Fight of their lives

The Panthers lose receiver and former Westover star Antwone Savage to a career-ending injury late Saturday but rally to beat Richmond in triple overtime to put themselves right back in the PIFL playoff picture with three games remaining.

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Panthers win 3OT thriller vs. Raiders, lose star WR Savage for season

Needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt, two-time defending champion Albany gets just that Saturday in triple overtime at home against Richmond --- but the thrilling 69-63 victory comes at a price when star wideout Antwone Savage goes down with a season-ending ankle injury.

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PREVIEW: Panthers hope march to playoffs begins tonight against second-place Raiders

At 4-4 overall and in fourth place in the PIFL standings, the two-time defending champion Albany Panthers must close the regular season strong, beginning tonight at home in a showdown with the second-place Richmond Raiders, who can clinch a playoff spot with a win.

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Panthers: ‘Up-and-down’ year can be turned around

After another bye week, the struggling Panthers enter Saturday’s showdown at the Civic Center against Richmond refreshed and ready.

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Panthers lose for 3rd time in last 4 games

Lehigh Valley hits a field goal with 0.8 seconds left to down the Panthers in Saturday's PIFL game.

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Panthers hope win will come out of longest road trip of year

Albany heads to Pennsylvania this weekend for a 1,000-mile road trip, hoping to win its second straight game and then return to the Good Life City, where the Panthers will play three of their final four regular-season games.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Resurgent offense has Albany confident on road trip to Pa.

The Panthers have shed their three-game losing streak and look for two wins in a row when they next hit the road to play in Pennsylvania.

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Panthers snap three-game losing streak with win vs. Swashbucklers

The Albany Panthers snap a three-game losing streak late Saturday with a thrilling 45-42 victory against the Louisiana Swashbucklers in the Albany Civic Center.

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PREVIEW: Panthers hoping return home can end three-game losing streak

Following a long road trip — and back-to-back bye weeks — the Panthers will play their first home game tonight in almost two months within the friendly confines of the Civic Center.

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PREVIEW: Panthers look to cap three-game road trip tonight with win

Albany finally comes to the end of its midseason road trip tonight in Virginia, where the Panthers hope to snap a two-game losing streak before returning home next week.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Albany returns from byes, eager to end 2-game skid

Albany tries to use back-to-back bye weeks to figure out what went wrong during two straight losses after starting the season 3-0.

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Hammers hand Panthers second straight loss

What started out as a dream beginning to their title defense season has turned into a nightmare as of late as the two-time defending champion Albany Panthers loses their second straight game Saturday night, this time to the Alabama Hammers, who take over sole possession of first place in the PIFL.

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