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).

AP Top 25: Ohio State Jumps to No. 3 Behind Louisville, Kansas College Basketball AP Top 25: Ohio State Jumps to No. 3 Behind Louisville, Kansas , 4:30pm, December 9

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial…

The “Silent Night Game” is Basketball’s Greatest Holiday Tradition College Basketball The “Silent Night Game” is Basketball’s Greatest Holiday Tradition , 1:30pm, December 7

In college sports, there are heated rivalries, crazy mascots and iconic chants to make each game a special experience. However,…

Florida to Name Basketball Court After Billy Donovan SEC Florida to Name Basketball Court After Billy Donovan , 4:53pm, December 6

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after…

Who Are The Highest-Paid Coaches in American Sports? College Basketball Who Are The Highest-Paid Coaches in American Sports? , Editor 5:44pm, December 5

Money talks. In the sports world, the influence and power of massive institutions from the college level up to the…

Auburn’s All-Time Starting 5 is as Dominant as It Gets Auburn Auburn’s All-Time Starting 5 is as Dominant as It Gets , 2:05pm, December 4

As you walk into Auburn Arena, the home of the Auburn Tigers, it’s hard not to look up and notice…

Donations to Player’s Family Reach $50,000 After Upsetting No. 1 Duke College Basketball Donations to Player’s Family Reach $50,000 After Upsetting No. 1 Duke , 1:46pm, November 27

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The biggest winner in the aftermath of Stephen F. Austin’s shocking upset of No. 1 Duke…

No. 18 Auburn Wins Legends Classic; Austin Wiley Named MVP College Basketball No. 18 Auburn Wins Legends Classic; Austin Wiley Named MVP , 10:21am, November 27

NEW YORK (AP) — Auburn is first and foremost a school that’s known for its football program. Which is fine…

Florida Wins Charleston Classic Championship Over No. 18 Xavier SEC Florida Wins Charleston Classic Championship Over No. 18 Xavier , 10:21am, November 25

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Florida’s finally happy to gain attention for who it beat than the teams it’s lost to…

Meet Sharife Cooper: Auburn’s 5-Star PG of the Future SEC Meet Sharife Cooper: Auburn’s 5-Star PG of the Future , 5:59pm, November 21

By now, it’s no secret. Wherever Bruce Pearl goes, success follows. No matter where the dynamic head coach has been,…

Seimone Augustus: The Greatest LSU Tiger Fans Should Never Forget SEC Seimone Augustus: The Greatest LSU Tiger Fans Should Never Forget , The League, 5:30pm, November 21

LSU athletics had one of the nation's most dominant players wear gold and purple a little over a decade ago,…

The 5 Toughest Places to Play in College Basketball This Century College Basketball The 5 Toughest Places to Play in College Basketball This Century , 4:40pm, November 19

No matter where you go, there is a story to be told inside every college basketball arena. It could be…

LSU Lands Elite 5-Star Shooting Guard Cam Thomas SEC LSU Lands Elite 5-Star Shooting Guard Cam Thomas , 4:00pm, November 18

Fresh off a SEC regular season title and a Sweet Sixteen appearance, the LSU Tigers were looking to make some…

Alabama’s Jahvon Quinerly Falls Victim to NCAA’s Dumb Transfer Rules College Basketball Alabama’s Jahvon Quinerly Falls Victim to NCAA’s Dumb Transfer Rules , 9:48am, November 14

When he suited up for Hudson Catholic Regional High School in New Jersey, anyone who followed prep basketball on a…

Evansville (Yes, Evansville) Upsets No. 1 Kentucky, 67-64 College Basketball Evansville (Yes, Evansville) Upsets No. 1 Kentucky, 67-64 , 11:05pm, November 12

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been…

FSU Upsets No. 6 Florida, Extends Win Streak to 8 Games ACC FSU Upsets No. 6 Florida, Extends Win Streak to 8 Games , 9:52am, November 11

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Revamped rosters, familiar result. Devin Vassell scored 13 points, M.J. Walker added 12 and Florida State…

These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love Their SEC Teams SEC These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love Their SEC Teams , 3:35pm, November 8

Every university in the country has notable alumni and and each college sports team has at least one big-time celebrity…

Basketball Player with Autism Makes NCAA History in Style College Basketball Basketball Player with Autism Makes NCAA History in Style , Editor 3:24pm, November 7

Kalin Bennett lives with autism. The Little Rock, Arkansas native didn't walk until he was 4 years old. His mother,…

Anthony Davis’ Kentucky Career Might Never Be Duplicated College Basketball Anthony Davis’ Kentucky Career Might Never Be Duplicated , 5:35pm, November 5

Standing inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Anthony Davis used his 7-foot-6 wingspan to hug the national championship trophy as tight as…

These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love Their SEC Teams SEC These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love Their SEC Teams , 3:35pm, November 8

Every university in the country has notable alumni and and each college sports team has at least one big-time celebrity…

What’s the Most Popular Sport in All 50 States? Here’s Your Answer College Basketball What’s the Most Popular Sport in All 50 States? Here’s Your Answer , 12:34pm, November 4

No matter where you live in the United States, sports are a part of every community. Although some prefer football…

Auburn’s All-Time Starting 5 is as Dominant as It Gets Auburn Auburn’s All-Time Starting 5 is as Dominant as It Gets , 2:05pm, December 4

As you walk into Auburn Arena, the home of the Auburn Tigers, it’s hard not to look up and notice…

The “Silent Night Game” is Basketball’s Greatest Holiday Tradition College Basketball The “Silent Night Game” is Basketball’s Greatest Holiday Tradition , 1:30pm, December 7

In college sports, there are heated rivalries, crazy mascots and iconic chants to make each game a special experience. However,…

Florida to Name Basketball Court After Billy Donovan SEC Florida to Name Basketball Court After Billy Donovan , 4:53pm, December 6

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Donovan is returning to Florida for good. The Gators are naming their basketball court after…

Who Are The Highest-Paid Coaches in American Sports? College Basketball Who Are The Highest-Paid Coaches in American Sports? , Editor 5:44pm, December 5

Money talks. In the sports world, the influence and power of massive institutions from the college level up to the…

No. 18 Auburn Wins Legends Classic; Austin Wiley Named MVP College Basketball No. 18 Auburn Wins Legends Classic; Austin Wiley Named MVP , 10:21am, November 27

NEW YORK (AP) — Auburn is first and foremost a school that’s known for its football program. Which is fine…

This Map Shows the Best College Town in All 50 States College Basketball This Map Shows the Best College Town in All 50 States , 1:02pm, October 22

What makes a college town great? Better yet, what makes it special? Is it the school, the sports teams everyone…

The 5 Toughest Places to Play in College Basketball This Century College Basketball The 5 Toughest Places to Play in College Basketball This Century , 4:40pm, November 19

No matter where you go, there is a story to be told inside every college basketball arena. It could be…

AP Top 25: Ohio State Jumps to No. 3 Behind Louisville, Kansas College Basketball AP Top 25: Ohio State Jumps to No. 3 Behind Louisville, Kansas , 4:30pm, December 9

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial…

Alabama’s Jahvon Quinerly Falls Victim to NCAA’s Dumb Transfer Rules College Basketball Alabama’s Jahvon Quinerly Falls Victim to NCAA’s Dumb Transfer Rules , 9:48am, November 14

When he suited up for Hudson Catholic Regional High School in New Jersey, anyone who followed prep basketball on a…

Anthony Davis’ Kentucky Career Might Never Be Duplicated College Basketball Anthony Davis’ Kentucky Career Might Never Be Duplicated , 5:35pm, November 5

Standing inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Anthony Davis used his 7-foot-6 wingspan to hug the national championship trophy as tight as…

Donations to Player’s Family Reach $50,000 After Upsetting No. 1 Duke College Basketball Donations to Player’s Family Reach $50,000 After Upsetting No. 1 Duke , 1:46pm, November 27

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The biggest winner in the aftermath of Stephen F. Austin’s shocking upset of No. 1 Duke…

Meet Sharife Cooper: Auburn’s 5-Star PG of the Future SEC Meet Sharife Cooper: Auburn’s 5-Star PG of the Future , 5:59pm, November 21

By now, it’s no secret. Wherever Bruce Pearl goes, success follows. No matter where the dynamic head coach has been,…

LSU Lands Elite 5-Star Shooting Guard Cam Thomas SEC LSU Lands Elite 5-Star Shooting Guard Cam Thomas , 4:00pm, November 18

Fresh off a SEC regular season title and a Sweet Sixteen appearance, the LSU Tigers were looking to make some…

Evansville (Yes, Evansville) Upsets No. 1 Kentucky, 67-64 College Basketball Evansville (Yes, Evansville) Upsets No. 1 Kentucky, 67-64 , 11:05pm, November 12

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been…

FSU Upsets No. 6 Florida, Extends Win Streak to 8 Games ACC FSU Upsets No. 6 Florida, Extends Win Streak to 8 Games , 9:52am, November 11

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Revamped rosters, familiar result. Devin Vassell scored 13 points, M.J. Walker added 12 and Florida State…

Basketball Player with Autism Makes NCAA History in Style College Basketball Basketball Player with Autism Makes NCAA History in Style , Editor 3:24pm, November 7

Kalin Bennett lives with autism. The Little Rock, Arkansas native didn't walk until he was 4 years old. His mother,…