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…

Marvin Bagley breaks another record while wearing a Duke uniform ACC Marvin Bagley breaks another record while wearing a Duke uniform , Content Editor 10:26am, January 16

The bigger story coming out of Monday night's game between the Duke Blue Devils and Miami Hurricanes concerns the health…

Five-star SG Romeo Langford taking visit to Vanderbilt College Basketball Five-star SG Romeo Langford taking visit to Vanderbilt , Associate Content Editor 2:53pm, February 15

Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford is down to three schools in Kansas, Vanderbilt and Indiana. As it turns out, he…

Quinn Cook convinced two girls he was rapper J. Cole College Basketball Quinn Cook convinced two girls he was rapper J. Cole , Associate Content Editor 9:14pm, April 22

Quinn Cook is a resourceful guy and clearly likes some attention from the ladies. He was hanging with former Duke…

Kansas announces home-and-home series against Villanova College Basketball Kansas announces home-and-home series against Villanova 1:28pm, November 27

The Kansas men's basketball team will play a home-and-home series against Villanova over the next two years, the Jayhawks announced…

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…

Five-star SG Tyrese Maxey giving Kentucky a visit College Basketball Five-star SG Tyrese Maxey giving Kentucky a visit , Associate Content Editor 3:01pm, February 17

Five-star shooting guard Tyrese Maxey is taking an unofficial visit this weekend to Kentucky according to Rivals' Corey Evans. While…

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…

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…

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…

11-year old girl throws down impressive dunk College Basketball 11-year old girl throws down impressive dunk , Associate Content Editor 12:01am, March 10

You might see dunks all the time on the NBA and college levels. Heck, even the high school game sees…

John Calipari talks recruiting in wake of Duke's dominance College Basketball John Calipari talks recruiting in wake of Duke's dominance , Content Editor 4:29pm, January 22

With the Duke Blue Devils getting all of the recruits as of late, people have naturally turned to Kentucky Wildcats…

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…

Penny Hardaway says he is ready to be a head college basketball coach College Basketball Penny Hardaway says he is ready to be a head college basketball coach , Content Editor 12:59pm, February 20

Penny Hardaway, who is constantly rumored for the Memphis Tigers job, says he is ready to coach in college. With…

Five-star SF Louis King names his top five schools College Basketball Five-star SF Louis King names his top five schools , Associate Content Editor 11:12am, September 14

Five-star small forward Louis King has now cut his list of schools down to five according to Adam Zagoria. He…

No. 1 overall recruit Vernon Carey names four schools standing out College Basketball No. 1 overall recruit Vernon Carey names four schools standing out , Associate Content Editor 2:26pm, December 29

Five-star power forward Vernon Carey Jr. is the top ranked overall recruit in the class of 2019 and had a…

7'7" high school freshman makes basketball debut | FanBuzz College Basketball 7'7" high school freshman makes basketball debut | FanBuzz , Associate Content Editor 9:25am, January 19

Robert Broboczky isn't quite a household name in the recruiting community yet, but that is about to change. The Romanian-born…

Rutgers recruit jumps over 7'6" Tacko Fall for a dunk College Basketball Rutgers recruit jumps over 7'6" Tacko Fall for a dunk , Associate Content Editor 4:22pm, April 12

You might remember the incredibly tall basketball player Tacko Fall. You might also remember that time he got dunked on…

This is the stripper who could take down Louisville's basketball team College Basketball This is the stripper who could take down Louisville's basketball team , Associate Content Editor 3:59pm, October 21

This is the woman who could bring down the Louisville basketball program. Katina Powell --- a former stripper who worked…