Panthers' annual Wofford camp in danger if lockout endures

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have held training camp at Wofford College the past 16 years. That streak is in jeopardy if the labor dispute isn't settled soon.

Coach Ron Rivera and general manager Marty Hurney visited Wofford on Wednesday morning. The Panthers are committed to staging the three-week camp at owner Jerry Richardson's alma mater beginning July 29.

But Wofford athletic director Richard Johnson acknowledges if the lockout delays the start of the preseason, camp could be pushed back only a week or so because students arrive the last week in August. Johnson says it would be impossible to hold camp while classes are in session.

Johnson says it would be up to the Panthers to decide whether to have a shortened camp in Spartanburg or train in Charlotte.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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