College Football

The early days of college football on college campuses didn’t look much like the modern football games that Americans watch today. The games were unregulated and brutal. Although the Nov. 6, 1869 game between Rutgers University and College of New Jersey (Princeton University) is largely viewed as the first college football in American history, the game used modified London Football Association Rules. The first game that looks like today’s football games wasn’t played until years later. Popular rivalries such as Harvard and Yale, and Alabama and Auburn formed shortly thereafter.

In 2016 Sports Illustrated published findings from ESPN that found college football games airing on nationally-rated networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, EPN2, ESPNU and FS1) averaged about 2 million viewers per game. There are hundreds of college football teams in America, with the Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) consisting of more than 100 of them. FBS features the most competitive teams in college football, including “Power Five” conferences Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big 12 Conference, Big 10 Conference, Southeastern Conference and Pacific-12 Conference.

From injury statuses of key players, breaking news regarding coaches, commentary from popular sports analysts and more, FanBuzz keeps college football fans up to date on what’s going on with their favorite teams, how their rival teams are doing and more. From commitment announcements to Heisman contenders, keep up with important college football news and highlights here.

Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for comments about Rashaan Gaulden SEC Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for comments about Rashaan Gaulden , Senior Content Editor 1:42am, December 11

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a runaway, prompting congratulations from many across the…

Former Florida State commit Israel Mukuamu has a new school Florida State Former Florida State commit Israel Mukuamu has a new school , Senior Content Editor 12:36am, December 11

Just two weeks after decommitting from Florida State, three-star safety Israel Mukuamu (6-foot-5, 187 pounds, Bossier City, La.) has already…

Four-star OG Curtis Dunlap Jr. announces his commitment Big Ten Four-star OG Curtis Dunlap Jr. announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 5:00pm, December 10

Okay, now this may be unfair. On the same day that they got 400-pound lineman Daniel Faalele, Minnesota also received…

Washington State dismisses leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. Pac-12 Washington State dismisses leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. , Senior Content Editor 3:49pm, December 10

This came from out of nowhere. On Sunday, Washington State dismissed leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. after what was termed…

Four-star OG Sam Taimani announces his commitment Pac-12 Four-star OG Sam Taimani announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 2:06pm, December 10

Another top recruit is off the board as we get closer and closer to the early signing period! On Saturday,…

Vols DB Rashaan Gaulden responds to Herbstreit's Baker Mayfield tweet Tennessee Vols DB Rashaan Gaulden responds to Herbstreit's Baker Mayfield tweet , Senior Content Editor 1:20pm, December 10

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a runaway, prompting congratulations from many across the…

Daniel "Baby Shaq" Faalele announces his commitment Big Ten Daniel "Baby Shaq" Faalele announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 12:29pm, December 10

Three-star offensive lineman Daniel Faalele is one of the biggest recruits in major college football in recent years. The 6-foot-8,…

Report: Texas A&M's Zaycoven Henderson facing felonies after arrest Texas A&M Report: Texas A&M's Zaycoven Henderson facing felonies after arrest , Senior Content Editor 11:55am, December 10

According to the KBTX in Texas, Texas A&M defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson is facing multiple felony charges after being arrested…

Jim Harbaugh has a radical idea to change the College Football Playoff College Football Jim Harbaugh has a radical idea to change the College Football Playoff , FanBuzz Writer 9:34pm, December 9

Jim Harbaugh isn't saying anything that plenty of other people haven't thought about. In fact, what he had to say…

Mark Hudspeth reportedly returning to Mississippi State as TE coach SEC Mark Hudspeth reportedly returning to Mississippi State as TE coach , FanBuzz Writer 8:30pm, December 9

Former Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth is reportedly heading back to Mississippi State as a tight ends coach, where he had…

Willie Taggart reportedly promised FSU players more alternate unis Florida State Willie Taggart reportedly promised FSU players more alternate unis , FanBuzz Writer 7:47pm, December 9

If nothing else, Oregon's taste in uniforms may have rubbed off on former coach Willie Taggart. Taggart, who left Oregon…

Four-star OT Antwan Reed decommits from Penn State Big Ten Four-star OT Antwan Reed decommits from Penn State , Associate Content Editor 7:32pm, December 9

Four-star offensive tackle Antwan Reed committed to Penn State back in April, but it looks like he has had second…

Four-star receiver Warren Thompson decommits from Oregon Pac-12 Four-star receiver Warren Thompson decommits from Oregon , Associate Content Editor 6:08pm, December 9

Oregon has got its new head coach in Mario Cristobal, but it looks like he has work to do on…

SEC coach getting two-year extension after huge in-season turnaround SEC SEC coach getting two-year extension after huge in-season turnaround , FanBuzz Writer 4:25pm, December 9

In mid-October, no one around the Missouri football program was having fun and, if anything, it seemed as if head…

After promising to finish season, Scott Frost's plans may change Big Ten After promising to finish season, Scott Frost's plans may change , FanBuzz Writer 4:10pm, December 9

Scott Frost's move to Nebraska is coming whether folks at UCF like it or not and, even on the heels…

Texas hires TCU AD Chris Del Conte for same position Big 12 Texas hires TCU AD Chris Del Conte for same position , FanBuzz Writer 3:55pm, December 9

Texas has found its next athletic director and managed to do so by taking from one of its in-state rivals.…

Georgia's Trenton Thompson says he's returning for his senior year Georgia Georgia's Trenton Thompson says he's returning for his senior year , Associate Content Editor 3:31pm, December 9

Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson was expected to be a potential first round NFL Draft pick this season, but could…

FSU WR Ermon Lane announces he will skip 'Noles' bowl game Florida State FSU WR Ermon Lane announces he will skip 'Noles' bowl game , FanBuzz Writer 2:17pm, December 9

Florida State wide receiver Ermon Lane announced that his "time at FSU has come to [an] end" via Twitter on…

Four-star OG Curtis Dunlap Jr. announces his commitment Big Ten Four-star OG Curtis Dunlap Jr. announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 5:00pm, December 10

Okay, now this may be unfair. On the same day that they got 400-pound lineman Daniel Faalele, Minnesota also received…

Report: Texas A&M's Zaycoven Henderson facing felonies after arrest Texas A&M Report: Texas A&M's Zaycoven Henderson facing felonies after arrest , Senior Content Editor 11:55am, December 10

According to the KBTX in Texas, Texas A&M defensive lineman Zaycoven Henderson is facing multiple felony charges after being arrested…

Vols DB Rashaan Gaulden responds to Herbstreit's Baker Mayfield tweet Tennessee Vols DB Rashaan Gaulden responds to Herbstreit's Baker Mayfield tweet , Senior Content Editor 1:20pm, December 10

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a runaway, prompting congratulations from many across the…

Daniel "Baby Shaq" Faalele announces his commitment Big Ten Daniel "Baby Shaq" Faalele announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 12:29pm, December 10

Three-star offensive lineman Daniel Faalele is one of the biggest recruits in major college football in recent years. The 6-foot-8,…

A surprise team emerges for No. 1 ATH prospect Talanoa Hufanga Pac-12 A surprise team emerges for No. 1 ATH prospect Talanoa Hufanga , FanBuzz Writer 1:25am, December 9

Talanoa Hufanga is one of the most sought after recruits in the Class of 2018 and he will be making…

Four-star OT Antwan Reed decommits from Penn State Big Ten Four-star OT Antwan Reed decommits from Penn State , Associate Content Editor 7:32pm, December 9

Four-star offensive tackle Antwan Reed committed to Penn State back in April, but it looks like he has had second…

Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for comments about Rashaan Gaulden SEC Kirk Herbstreit apologizes for comments about Rashaan Gaulden , Senior Content Editor 1:42am, December 11

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in a runaway, prompting congratulations from many across the…

Nick Saban comments on Jeremy Pruitt leaving for Tennessee Alabama Nick Saban comments on Jeremy Pruitt leaving for Tennessee , FanBuzz Writer 10:15am, December 8

Top assistant coaches leave Alabama all the time. That's just something Nick Saban has to be used to at this…

Four-star OG Trey Hill names final four, Dec. 11 commitment date College Football Four-star OG Trey Hill names final four, Dec. 11 commitment date , Senior Content Editor 1:16pm, December 8

And then it was down to four! Four-star offensive guard Trey Hill (6-foot-4, 346 pounds, Warner Robbins, Ga.) announced that…

Jim Harbaugh has a radical idea to change the College Football Playoff College Football Jim Harbaugh has a radical idea to change the College Football Playoff , FanBuzz Writer 9:34pm, December 9

Jim Harbaugh isn't saying anything that plenty of other people haven't thought about. In fact, what he had to say…

Willie Taggart reportedly promised FSU players more alternate unis Florida State Willie Taggart reportedly promised FSU players more alternate unis , FanBuzz Writer 7:47pm, December 9

If nothing else, Oregon's taste in uniforms may have rubbed off on former coach Willie Taggart. Taggart, who left Oregon…

Bama target says Pruitt departure may make things 'hard' for Tide Alabama Bama target says Pruitt departure may make things 'hard' for Tide , Senior Content Editor 12:56pm, December 8

During an exclusive interview with 247Sports, four-star outside linebacker prospect JJ Peterson, who currently has Alabama listed as the frontrunner…

After promising to finish season, Scott Frost's plans may change Big Ten After promising to finish season, Scott Frost's plans may change , FanBuzz Writer 4:10pm, December 9

Scott Frost's move to Nebraska is coming whether folks at UCF like it or not and, even on the heels…

Washington State dismisses leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. Pac-12 Washington State dismisses leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. , Senior Content Editor 3:49pm, December 10

This came from out of nowhere. On Sunday, Washington State dismissed leading receiver Tavares Martin Jr. after what was termed…

ESPN's David Pollack says Dabo Swinney has passed Urban Meyer Clemson ESPN's David Pollack says Dabo Swinney has passed Urban Meyer , Associate Content Editor 6:23pm, December 8

Bowl game season is upon us and that means the talk about which teams or coaches have a chance at…

Four-star OG Sam Taimani announces his commitment Pac-12 Four-star OG Sam Taimani announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 2:06pm, December 10

Another top recruit is off the board as we get closer and closer to the early signing period! On Saturday,…

Report: Another Alabama coach to follow Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee Alabama Report: Another Alabama coach to follow Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee , FanBuzz Writer 10:50am, December 8

Jeremy Pruitt will remain with the Alabama Crimson Tide as the team's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff, but…

Mark Hudspeth reportedly returning to Mississippi State as TE coach SEC Mark Hudspeth reportedly returning to Mississippi State as TE coach , FanBuzz Writer 8:30pm, December 9

Former Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth is reportedly heading back to Mississippi State as a tight ends coach, where he had…