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).

What Happened to Lee Humphrey and Where is He Now? College Basketball What Happened to Lee Humphrey and Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 1:54pm, May 28

The 2006 and 2007 Florida Gators men's basketball teams were a well-oiled machine. They had experience, they had chemistry, and…

FSU’s New 5-Star Wing Has Serious NBA Potential ACC FSU’s New 5-Star Wing Has Serious NBA Potential , Staff Writer 6:03pm, May 27

Standing 6-foot-6. shooting guard Matthew Cleveland ducks. The five-star out of Pace Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia could bonk his head on…

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There aren't many ways to stop Shaquille O'Neal. As the age-old saying goes, "you can't stop him, you can only…

Auburn’s New Point Guard is a Dynamic SEC Transfer Auburn Auburn’s New Point Guard is a Dynamic SEC Transfer , Staff Writer 12:26pm, May 20

The University of Georgia basketball team is getting thinner. Nine UGA players have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal since the…

America’s No. 4 Recruit Passes Over Duke to Play for Dad College Basketball America’s No. 4 Recruit Passes Over Duke to Play for Dad , Staff Writer 1:32pm, May 12

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski called Patrick Baldwin Jr. the "perfect recruit." A sniper the size of a power…

LSU’s New 5-Star Center Has Future NBA Talent College Basketball LSU’s New 5-Star Center Has Future NBA Talent , Staff Writer 1:28pm, May 10

Five-star prospects are becoming the norm for Will Wade's LSU basketball program. The Tigers' head coach has reeled in at…

LSU’s 2021 Schedule Means Bounce Back for the Tigers College Football LSU’s 2021 Schedule Means Bounce Back for the Tigers , The League 12:41pm, May 5

As we all know, the 2019 Louisiana State University Tigers had one of the greatest college football seasons of all…

Georgia’s 2021 Schedule Has CFP Written All Over It College Football Georgia’s 2021 Schedule Has CFP Written All Over It , The League 12:52pm, May 3

Some college football teams ease their way into the season with games against lowly, non-conference opponents. Not the Georgia Bulldogs.…

Dawn Staley’s “Off-The-Bench” TD Grab Made for Spring Game Glory College Basketball Dawn Staley’s “Off-The-Bench” TD Grab Made for Spring Game Glory , Staff Writer 4:32pm, April 29

College football springs games are the place for gimmicks. It's a way for players to simulate a game-like setting while…

Auburn’s 2021 Schedule is No Picnic for the Tigers Auburn Auburn’s 2021 Schedule is No Picnic for the Tigers , The League 10:13am, April 29

The Auburn Tigers are entering a new era. Head coach Bryan Harsin has full control of the program now, and…

FSU’s New 4-Star Guard: “Be Prepared for a National Championship” ACC FSU’s New 4-Star Guard: “Be Prepared for a National Championship” , Staff Writer 4:53pm, April 28

"Be prepared for a national championship." Combo guard Jalen Warley's words carry weight. The four-star recruit from Norristown, Pennsylvania brings versatility…

Terrence Clarke, Kentucky Star & NBA Draft Hopeful, Dead at 19 College Basketball Terrence Clarke, Kentucky Star & NBA Draft Hopeful, Dead at 19 , 10:22am, April 23

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshman guard Terrence Clarke died Thursday following a car accident in Los Angeles. He was…

Auburn 5-Star Signee Has NBA Genes & A Bright Future Auburn Auburn 5-Star Signee Has NBA Genes & A Bright Future , Staff Writer 6:10pm, April 22

Five-star power forward Jabari Smith has all the tools to excel at the next level. The Auburn signee has size,…

What Happened to Jamal Mashburn and Where is He Now? College Basketball What Happened to Jamal Mashburn and Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 4:34pm, April 22

The list of great basketball players to lace them up at the University of Kentucky is long. Under current head…

Alabama’s New 5-Star Point Guard Has NBA Teams Drooling Alabama Alabama’s New 5-Star Point Guard Has NBA Teams Drooling , Staff Writer 12:48pm, April 21

The town of Letohatchee, Alabama fills the Calhoun High School gym. It's game day, and JD Davison is a sight…

Auburn Lands 5-Star Big Man Transfer from North Carolina Auburn Auburn Lands 5-Star Big Man Transfer from North Carolina , Staff Writer 1:33pm, April 13

When I'm looking for a college basketball take, I tend to turn to the one-and-only Jon Rothstein. Rothstein lives, eats,…

Texas A&M’s New 5-Star Guard is a Walking Bucket College Basketball Texas A&M’s New 5-Star Guard is a Walking Bucket , Staff Writer 5:34pm, April 12

Buzz Williams is creating a buzz in recruiting circles. The Texas A&M Aggies head coach is getting the program back…

Celebrate Baylor’s National Championship With Best-Selling Masks Big 12 Celebrate Baylor’s National Championship With Best-Selling Masks , Commerce Writer, 12:08pm, April 6

Congratulations, Baylor University! Baylor fans (and Gonzaga haters) are celebrating Baylor's NCAA championship win all over the country. It's Baylor's…

Georgia’s 2021 Schedule Has CFP Written All Over It College Football Georgia’s 2021 Schedule Has CFP Written All Over It , The League 12:52pm, May 3

Some college football teams ease their way into the season with games against lowly, non-conference opponents. Not the Georgia Bulldogs.…

Auburn’s 2021 Schedule is No Picnic for the Tigers Auburn Auburn’s 2021 Schedule is No Picnic for the Tigers , The League 10:13am, April 29

The Auburn Tigers are entering a new era. Head coach Bryan Harsin has full control of the program now, and…

America’s No. 4 Recruit Passes Over Duke to Play for Dad College Basketball America’s No. 4 Recruit Passes Over Duke to Play for Dad , Staff Writer 1:32pm, May 12

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski called Patrick Baldwin Jr. the "perfect recruit." A sniper the size of a power…

LSU’s 2021 Schedule Means Bounce Back for the Tigers College Football LSU’s 2021 Schedule Means Bounce Back for the Tigers , The League 12:41pm, May 5

As we all know, the 2019 Louisiana State University Tigers had one of the greatest college football seasons of all…

Auburn 5-Star Signee Has NBA Genes & A Bright Future Auburn Auburn 5-Star Signee Has NBA Genes & A Bright Future , Staff Writer 6:10pm, April 22

Five-star power forward Jabari Smith has all the tools to excel at the next level. The Auburn signee has size,…