March 4, 2013
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
After another bye week, the struggling Panthers enter Saturday’s showdown at the Civic Center against Richmond refreshed and ready.
Lehigh Valley hits a field goal with 0.8 seconds left to down the Panthers in Saturday's PIFL game.
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.
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.
The Albany Panthers let a 23-point lead vs. Richmond evaporate and lose for the third game in a row.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Albany Panthers worked hard the last three years to become the elite franchise every team is trying to catch, and now that they’re finally on top, they have no plans to relinquish their crown any time soon. (ADDS: notebook items on veteran players returning, new players joining; and Panthers' tough road schedule)
The Albany Panthers open the season Saturday in Louisiana and then return to the Civic Center March 16 for their home opener against rival Columbus, which is the first of six home games for the Panthers this season.