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Panthers still scratching heads over Knoxville debacle

With a huge game looming Saturday night at co-first place Alabama, Albany spent this week at practice trying to right the many wrongs of last week’s stunning loss to previously winless Knoxville.

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Panthers stunned by previously winless Nighthawks

The Albany Panthers headed into Friday night’s PIFL showdown against winless Knoxville as the only undefeated team in the league, but a stunning 31-28 loss dropped Albany’s record to 3-1.

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Panthers' Daniels earns PIFL Player of the Week honors

Damian "Nighthawk" Daniels adds to his decorated arena career when he parlays his latest two interceptions into the PIFL's Player of the Week honor.

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Panthers hammer Hammers in battle of unbeatens

In a battle of PIFL unbeatens Saturday night at the Albany Civic Center, the Panthers leave no doubt who’s No. 1 in the league when they hammer the Hammers to move to 3-0. (UPDATED: 1 a.m. with additional details, quotes)

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Time to drop the Hammer

The unbeaten Alabama Hammers come to town tonight to face off against the also undefeated Panthers, and whoever wins will take over sole possession of first place in the PIFL at 3-0.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Davis says Lester was ‘awful’ last week — but coach takes blame

Even though Panthers QB Cecil Lester came up big late, his struggles overall in Albany’s home opener were noticed by coach Lucious Davis.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: What can’t Wimbush do?

Arguably the biggest unsung hero during the Panthers’ last two title runs has been Derrick Wimbush, who does a little bit of everything — and does it all quite well.

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Panthers comeback win defines team

The Panthers feel like they won more than a game Saturday when they found a way to win on a night when almost everything went wrong.

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Gates delivers game-winning kick to beat Lions after humorous moment in Panthers win

Panthers kicker Ryan Gates nails a 28-yard field goal with 1.9 seconds left late Saturday night to propel Albany past bitter rival Columbus, 40-37, and send the two-time champs to a 2-0 start. (UPDATED: New version of story, adds more details, quotes)

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Experienced Lion tamers

The Panthers will try to improve on their overall 7-4 franchise record against the hated Columbus Lions in their 2013 home opener tonight at the Albany Civic Center.

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No slowing down

Cecil Lester is in his ninth season of indoor football, but that hasn’t slowed down the quarterback, who is determined to lead the Panthers to a third straight title.

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Panthers QB Lester receives PIFL Offensive Player of the Week honors

After throwing five touchdowns and running for two more in Saturday’s season opener, Panthers QB Cecil Lester is honored by the PIFL.

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LOOKING AHEAD: Panthers coach happy with win in opener, sees room for improvement

Showing very little rust, the Panthers rolled into Lake Charles, La., on Saturday night and cruised to a double-digit win in their opener.

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Panthers win season opener vs. Louisiana, 51-40

The two-time defending champion Albany Panthers jump out a 14-0 lead against the Swashbucklers and stay in control the rest of the game in their season-opening victory.

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Panthers eying three-peat as season opens tonight

The Albany Panthers are relaxed and ready as they open their arena football season tonight in Louisiana looking for a three-peat.

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