College Basketball

James Naismith, a physical educator, invented the sport in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts as a game that could be played indoors during the winter season. The first game was played in a YMCA gym that same year with two peach baskets nailed to balconies at opposing sides of the gym serving as the goals. The first site of the first college basketball game is largely debated, but the first intercollegiate men’s basketball game was played a few years later, when Minnesota State School of Agriculture and Hamline College played against each other in 1895. The first women’s game was played by Stanford and U.C. Berkeley in 1896. There wasn’t a shot clock in the early days of basketball, so games were much slower and fewer points were scored than in modern basketball games.

Today, both men’s and women’s varsity college basketball teams compete in Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). There are 32 Division 1 basketball conferences, including “Power 5” conferences SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12. Each year, the national championship is determined by March Madness, or the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The tournament features 68 teams, including 32 champion teams and 36 teams that are participating as a result of at-large berths.

From player controversies and success to team schedules, FanBuzz is the best place for both casual and diehard college basketball fans to find the news they need to stay up to date regarding their favorite teams (and rivals).

Video: Duke's Grayson Allen trips another player College Basketball Video: Duke's Grayson Allen trips another player , Senior Content Editor 11:21pm, March 9

Tripping players isn't exactly new ground for Duke guard Grayson Allen, but it looks like he has at least found…

Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona College Basketball Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 2

Four-star point guard Brandon Williams had been committed to Arizona since last summer, but with all of the cheating allegations against…

Former five-star guard Jalek Felton leaving UNC College Basketball Former five-star guard Jalek Felton leaving UNC , Associate Content Editor 3:52pm, March 1

Former five-star guard Jalek Felton is leaving North Carolina after only one year at the university. His lawyer Kerry Sutton…

Five-star SF Christian Brown giving UF, FSU unofficial visits College Basketball Five-star SF Christian Brown giving UF, FSU unofficial visits , Associate Content Editor 3:20pm, March 1

Five-star small forward Christian Brown is one of the top talents in the 2019 recruiting class and he is coming…

Pitt finishes one of the most futile ACC seasons in recent memory College Basketball Pitt finishes one of the most futile ACC seasons in recent memory , Content Editor 10:59am, March 1

Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings led the Panthers to as many wins during the ACC docket as your pet goldfish has.…

Tom Izzo "owes it to his team" to not answer questions about scandal College Basketball Tom Izzo "owes it to his team" to not answer questions about scandal , Content Editor 10:37am, March 1

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo believes he owes it to his team and staff to not answer questions about…

ESPN analyst Jay Williams thinks players should boycott the Final Four College Basketball ESPN analyst Jay Williams thinks players should boycott the Final Four , 10:26am, March 1

College basketball could look drastically different in a few years after the FBI's recent investigation into the sport. The FBI…

Report: Arizona decommit Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, commits to UCLA College Basketball Report: Arizona decommit Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, commits to UCLA , Content Editor 8:08pm, February 27

Four-star forward Shareef O'Neal, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, announced his commitment to UCLA on Tuesday,…

Larry Eustachy resigns as Colorado State head coach College Basketball Larry Eustachy resigns as Colorado State head coach , Content Editor 5:37pm, February 26

Larry Eustachy, formerly the head coach of Colorado State, has officially given up and removed himself from the university. Oddly…

Five-star PG Ashton Hagans will reclassify to the 2018 class College Basketball Five-star PG Ashton Hagans will reclassify to the 2018 class , Content Editor 4:49pm, February 26

Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans will reclassify to the 2018 class. This news comes only a few hours after he…

Five-star PG Jalen Suggs says Iowa is recruiting him the hardest College Basketball Five-star PG Jalen Suggs says Iowa is recruiting him the hardest , Associate Content Editor 4:36pm, February 26

Five-star point guard Jalen Suggs will have plenty of offers once he gets closer to a commitment --- he is…

Five-star PG Ashton Hagans decommitts from Georgia College Basketball Five-star PG Ashton Hagans decommitts from Georgia , Content Editor 1:56pm, February 26

Ashton Hagans, a five-star point guard prospect out of the 2019 recruiting class, has decommitted from the Georgia Bulldogs. Oddly…

San Diego's Lamont Smith reportedly arrested for assault College Basketball San Diego's Lamont Smith reportedly arrested for assault , Content Editor 10:53am, February 26

San Diego head coach Lamont Smith was reportedly arrested over the weekend over an assault incident. The exact charge was…

Cuonzo Martin says there's no timetable for Michael Porter Jr. return College Basketball Cuonzo Martin says there's no timetable for Michael Porter Jr. return , Content Editor 1:28pm, February 25

Despite being cleared for activities, Missouri Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin says there's no timetable for Michael Porter Jr.'s return. Social…

Georgia coach Mark Fox isn't passing the buck amid FBI probe College Basketball Georgia coach Mark Fox isn't passing the buck amid FBI probe , Content Editor 11:01am, February 25

Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Fox went on an epic tirade in regard to the happenings and fallout from recent FBI…

Dick Vitale: Arizona's Sean Miller should be fired amid FBI evidence College Basketball Dick Vitale: Arizona's Sean Miller should be fired amid FBI evidence , Content Editor 7:37pm, February 24

ESPN's Dick Vitale believes Arizona coach Sean Miller should be fired following evidence of him discussing a $100,000 payment to ensure…

Shareef O'Neal decommits from Arizona College Basketball Shareef O'Neal decommits from Arizona , Senior Content Editor 4:15pm, February 24

After Arizona head coach Sean Miller was reportedly caught on FBI wiretapping discussing a $100,000 payment to Deandre Ayton, Shareef O'Neal…

Arizona's Sean Miller won't coach against Oregon College Basketball Arizona's Sean Miller won't coach against Oregon , Senior Content Editor 3:23pm, February 24

FBI wiretaps picked up a telephone conversation between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins -- who the organization was…

HBL: HBCU's opportunity to fight the NCAA College Basketball HBL: HBCU's opportunity to fight the NCAA , Content Editor 9:03am, February 7

From its inability to govern to refusing to pay players in an effort to protect the sanctity of amateurism, nearly…

NCAA cracks down on University of Houston's Hurricane Harvey donations College Basketball NCAA cracks down on University of Houston's Hurricane Harvey donations , Content Editor 11:27am, September 9

Houston basketball coach Kelvin Sampson donated to relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey's destruction of the local area and asked other…

Dick Vitale names his Super Seven teams to start the season ACC Dick Vitale names his Super Seven teams to start the season , Associate Content Editor 12:09pm, November 10

Dick Vitale is gearing up for another season of college hoops and he's giving us his "Super Seven" teams to…

CBB stock watch: Ole Miss job opening, CSU should target Becky Hammon College Basketball CBB stock watch: Ole Miss job opening, CSU should target Becky Hammon , Content Editor 9:59am, February 13

It has been reported that Ole Miss will part ways with Andy Kennedy at the end of this college basketball…

No. 3 Michigan State routs No. 5 Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge ACC No. 3 Michigan State routs No. 5 Notre Dame in ACC/Big Ten Challenge 11:50am, December 1
Andy Kennedy abruptly leaves Ole Miss College Basketball Andy Kennedy abruptly leaves Ole Miss , Content Editor 4:44pm, February 18

Despite initial reports stating he would finish the season, Andy Kennedy has left his post with Ole Miss effective immediately.…

Duke's recruiting class has all the awesome ramifications awaiting College Basketball Duke's recruiting class has all the awesome ramifications awaiting , Content Editor 11:55am, January 21

With one of the best recruiting classes in the history of the sport, what awaits college basketball now that the…

Video: Duke's Grayson Allen trips another player College Basketball Video: Duke's Grayson Allen trips another player , Senior Content Editor 11:21pm, March 9

Tripping players isn't exactly new ground for Duke guard Grayson Allen, but it looks like he has at least found…

John Calipari claims Kentucky's arrogance is unwarranted College Basketball John Calipari claims Kentucky's arrogance is unwarranted , Content Editor 12:04pm, January 17

John Calipari believes, as do most members of Big Blue Nation, the Kentucky Wildcats are a good team. He also…

Zion Williamson to give official visits to UCLA and Duke College Basketball Zion Williamson to give official visits to UCLA and Duke , Associate Content Editor 12:38pm, September 11

Five-star power forward and the nation's No. 2 overall recruit has officially announced two schools getting official visits from him.…

Kentucky beat writer forces Coach Cal to answer FBI probe question College Basketball Kentucky beat writer forces Coach Cal to answer FBI probe question , Associate Content Editor 1:47pm, October 12

Kentucky coach John Calipari more often than not gets to control the narrative of each of his seasons because he…

Florida ends Kentucky's streak of home wins over unranked opponents College Basketball Florida ends Kentucky's streak of home wins over unranked opponents , Associate Content Editor 12:27am, January 21

No. 18 Kentucky suffered a gut-wrenching loss to unranked Florida on Saturday night and that broke a long-running streak that…

Cuonzo Martin says there's no timetable for Michael Porter Jr. return College Basketball Cuonzo Martin says there's no timetable for Michael Porter Jr. return , Content Editor 1:28pm, February 25

Despite being cleared for activities, Missouri Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin says there's no timetable for Michael Porter Jr.'s return. Social…

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk College Basketball South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk , Content Editor 3:27pm, February 22

Dawn Staley, South Carolina's head basketball coach, has filed a lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. This all stems…

Yahoo! reveals names of players and schools involved in FBI probe College Basketball Yahoo! reveals names of players and schools involved in FBI probe , Associate Content Editor 11:00am, February 23

The FBI's probe into college basketball had had some stunning revelations along the way and it looks like Yahoo! Sports…

Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona College Basketball Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 2

Four-star point guard Brandon Williams had been committed to Arizona since last summer, but with all of the cheating allegations against…

Rick Pitino reacts to NCAA sanctions at Louisville College Basketball Rick Pitino reacts to NCAA sanctions at Louisville , Content Editor 7:36pm, February 21

Former Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino is not all that happy with the NCAA following the sanctions being upheld by…

Tom Izzo won't comment on another scandal brewing at Michigan State Big Ten Tom Izzo won't comment on another scandal brewing at Michigan State , Content Editor 10:46am, February 18

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo will not comment on yet another scandal brewing on the university's campus. For those…