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.

Former four-star SEC QB Woody Barrett transferring to Kent State Auburn Former four-star SEC QB Woody Barrett transferring to Kent State , Content Editor 4:27pm, January 14

Woody Barrett, a former four-star quarterback prospect and Auburn Tigers player, announced his transfer to Kent State on the mean…

Kevin Sumlin has reportedly taken the Arizona job Pac-12 Kevin Sumlin has reportedly taken the Arizona job , Content Editor 2:47pm, January 14

Former Texas A&M Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin is reportedly the new head coach of the Arizona Wildcats. According to a…

Top ranked running back Harold Joiner commits to Auburn Auburn Top ranked running back Harold Joiner commits to Auburn , Content Editor 1:42pm, January 14

Harold Joiner, the nation's top-ranked high school running back prospect that was not yet attached to any program, has committed…

Former four-star recruit Breon Dixon transfers to Nebraska Big Ten Former four-star recruit Breon Dixon transfers to Nebraska , Content Editor 1:33pm, January 14

Former UCF Knights coach Scott Frost is already doing damage at his new home. Breon Dixon, a former four-star defensive prospect,…

Report: Ken Niumatalolo won't take Arizona gig, staying with Navy Pac-12 Report: Ken Niumatalolo won't take Arizona gig, staying with Navy , Content Editor 12:19pm, January 14

The Arizona Wildcats will reportedly need to look elsewhere to fill its head coaching vacancy. A report surfaced on Sunday…

Harlon Barnett left MSU despite Spartans stepping up financially Florida State Harlon Barnett left MSU despite Spartans stepping up financially , FanBuzz Writer 11:00am, January 14

Harlon Barnett made a huge move for himself this past week by skipping town on the Michigan State Spartans and…

Clemson will get back four juniors for next season Clemson Clemson will get back four juniors for next season , Associate Content Editor 10:05pm, January 13

Clemson got to the College Football Playoff semifinal behind a stout defense and the solid play of quarterback Kelly Bryant.…

Tee Martin now reportedly finalizing new deal at USC Pac-12 Tee Martin now reportedly finalizing new deal at USC , FanBuzz Writer 9:26pm, January 13

It's been a weird offseason for Tee Martin. The former Tennessee quarterback and national championship winner has been linked to…

Tim Tebow says Nick Saban has the greatest defensive mind in coaching Alabama Tim Tebow says Nick Saban has the greatest defensive mind in coaching , Associate Content Editor 9:13pm, January 13

Tim Tebow has played against some of the greatest defensive coaches in the college ranks and the NFL. Having played…

Baker Mayfield will be allowed to compete in Combine despite arrest Big Ten Baker Mayfield will be allowed to compete in Combine despite arrest , Content Editor 6:05pm, January 13

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield will be able to participate in the NFL scouting combine, despite being arrested last February,…

Four-star TE Camren McDonald flips from USC to Florida State Florida State Four-star TE Camren McDonald flips from USC to Florida State , Associate Content Editor 5:27pm, January 13

Four-star tight end Camren McDonald had originally committed to USC back in June, but decommitted in November when he opened up…

Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson leaving Michigan State Big Ten Former four-star WR Trishton Jackson leaving Michigan State , Content Editor 4:09pm, January 13

Michigan State sophomore wide receiver Trishton Jackson announced his decision to transfer on Friday via Twitter. Jackson, a former 4-star…

Jimbo Fisher reportedly stealing away Bradley Dale Peveto from OMU Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher reportedly stealing away Bradley Dale Peveto from OMU , Associate Content Editor 3:41pm, January 13

Jimbo Fisher has been trying to get his staff together at Texas A&M and it looks like he's already becoming…

Quade Green to miss his second game of the week College Basketball Quade Green to miss his second game of the week , Associate Content Editor 3:12pm, January 13

Former five-star point guard Quade Green will not be available for Kentucky against Vanderbilt on Saturday. It's the second game…

Jeremy Pruitt completes staff, hires Memphis' Johnson as WR coach Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt completes staff, hires Memphis' Johnson as WR coach , Content Editor 2:17pm, January 13

Jeremy Pruitt has reportedly completed his inaugural Tennessee coaching staff. According to USA Today's Dan Wolken, the Vols have hired…

Trenton Thompson declares for the NFL Draft Georgia Trenton Thompson declares for the NFL Draft , Associate Content Editor 1:47pm, January 13

Trenton Thompson has not played as well as he would have hoped this year for Georgia after only recording 38…

Report: Ex-Florida DB Deiondre Porter sentenced to 10 years in prison Florida Report: Ex-Florida DB Deiondre Porter sentenced to 10 years in prison , Content Editor 12:54pm, January 13

Former Florida defensive back Deiondre Porter reportedly faces 10 years in prison for a series of felony charges stemming from…

Reuben Foster arrested on marijuana possession charge Alabama Reuben Foster arrested on marijuana possession charge , Associate Content Editor 11:33am, January 13

Former Alabama star and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested on Friday night. He was charged for…

Lane Kiffin takes a shot at Nick Saban after Brian Daboll's departure Alabama Lane Kiffin takes a shot at Nick Saban after Brian Daboll's departure , 6:37pm, January 14

Alabama offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is leaving Nick Saban's staff to take the same position with the Buffalo Bills, and…

Kevin Sumlin has reportedly taken the Arizona job Pac-12 Kevin Sumlin has reportedly taken the Arizona job , Content Editor 2:47pm, January 14

Former Texas A&M Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin is reportedly the new head coach of the Arizona Wildcats. According to a…

Tee Martin reportedly a serious candidate for Raiders' assistant job NFL News Tee Martin reportedly a serious candidate for Raiders' assistant job , Content Editor 11:51am, January 12

Former Tennessee quarterback and current USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin is apparently a serious candidate for an assistant coaching job…

Five-star OLB Owen Pappoe says the Vols are 'back in the mix' Tennessee Five-star OLB Owen Pappoe says the Vols are 'back in the mix' , Associate Content Editor 3:52pm, January 15

Five-star outside linebacker Owen Pappoe reportedly has a top two of Clemson and Florida State, but has said that Alabama is…

Oregon's Willie Taggart reportedly finalizing contract with FSU Florida State Oregon's Willie Taggart reportedly finalizing contract with FSU , Associate Content Editor 1:23pm, December 4

Florida State just lost head coach Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M over the weekend, but it seems that the Seminoles…

Alabama LB Mekhi Brown will reportedly transfer to Tennessee State Alabama Alabama LB Mekhi Brown will reportedly transfer to Tennessee State 5:06pm, January 15

Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown has reportedly transferred to Tennessee State, according to the Tennessean. The sophomore made headlines during the…

Bo Scarbrough claims he yelled "F**k Georgia," not "F**k Trump" Alabama Bo Scarbrough claims he yelled "F**k Georgia," not "F**k Trump" , Senior Content Editor 9:34am, January 9

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in the National Championship game Monday night at Mercedes-Benz stadium in a…

Jacob Eason officially announces departure from Georgia Georgia Jacob Eason officially announces departure from Georgia 1:28pm, January 12

What was long expected is now official: Jacob Eason, the starting quarterback when this Georgia football season began, is leaving…

Georgia safety Rashad Roundtree retires from football Georgia Georgia safety Rashad Roundtree retires from football , FanBuzz Writer 12:56pm, January 12

Concussion awareness continues to increase in the football world, with players generally taking their futures into account at a greater…

Previously missing Rivals reporter releases statement Texas A&M Previously missing Rivals reporter releases statement , Content Editor 12:21pm, January 15

Courtney Roland, a sports journalist who was reported missing and was later found, has given a statement following her release…

Alabama reportedly steals away one of the top recruiters in CFB Alabama Alabama reportedly steals away one of the top recruiters in CFB , FanBuzz Writer 10:14am, January 12

Nick Saban is basically playing with house money after winning this sixth national championship this past week, and that's already…

Christian McCaffrey was disrespected in the worst way at NFL Combine College Football Christian McCaffrey was disrespected in the worst way at NFL Combine , Senior Content Editor 6:25pm, March 3

Christian McCaffrey might be one of the most successful players in the NFL Draft, breaking Barry Sanders' single season all-purpose…

Clemson announces Christian Wilkins coming back for senior season Clemson Clemson announces Christian Wilkins coming back for senior season , Associate Content Editor 5:26pm, January 15

Clemson already got some great news last week when head coach Dabo Swinney said four of his major contributors on…

Former BCS poll has UCF ranked No. 1 over Alabama Alabama Former BCS poll has UCF ranked No. 1 over Alabama , Senior Content Editor 11:29am, January 10

If you weren't a fan of the old BCS computer rankings... this might give you more ammunition against it. The…

Alvin Kamara refers to time at Tennessee as 'f***ed up" NFL News Alvin Kamara refers to time at Tennessee as 'f***ed up" , Content Editor 2:17pm, January 4

New Orleans Saints running back and NFL Rookie of the Year favorite Alvin Kamara was criminally underutilized during his time…

Arizona posts public listing for open head coaching job Pac-12 Arizona posts public listing for open head coaching job , Content Editor 10:33am, January 5

In case you were living under a rock the last few days, the Arizona Wildcats fired Rich Rodriguez earlier this week…

Steve Spurrier says he would have benched Jalen Hurts sooner Alabama Steve Spurrier says he would have benched Jalen Hurts sooner , Associate Content Editor 7:25pm, January 12

Steve Spurrier is best known for taking his jabs at SEC foes and head coaches. And that has certainly not…

Notre Dame may address schedule concerns in upcoming years College Football Notre Dame may address schedule concerns in upcoming years , Senior Content Editor 5:17pm, December 31

Notre Dame was 9-3 this season, and had no shot at the College Football Playoff when the committee was selecting…