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).

Thunderous Dunk is SportsCenter’s Top Play, FSU Moves Into 1st Place ACC Thunderous Dunk is SportsCenter’s Top Play, FSU Moves Into 1st Place , 11:09am, February 25

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's home dominance looked shaky as it trailed Louisville by 10 points in the second…

Georgia Captured Walk-Off Wins in 2 Sports on 1 Day College Baseball Georgia Captured Walk-Off Wins in 2 Sports on 1 Day , Editor 6:00pm, February 24

When it comes to Georgia basketball, things aren't so great this season. Despite NBA lottery talent Anthony Edwards starting to…

Cameron Crazies: Meet College Basketball’s Wildest Student Section ACC Cameron Crazies: Meet College Basketball’s Wildest Student Section , The League 5:40pm, February 24

There are certain venues in college sports where opposing teams hate to play. The disdain can stem from the design…

Auburn Student Banned for Hateful Comment Towards Opponent College Basketball Auburn Student Banned for Hateful Comment Towards Opponent , Senior Writer 4:02pm, February 24

When the season is over, and maybe for years to come, people will remember how the Auburn Tigers erased a…

Grandma, 86, Sinks 94-Foot Putt to Win New Car College Basketball Grandma, 86, Sinks 94-Foot Putt to Win New Car , The League 12:02pm, February 24

Forget bingo, knitting and baking cookies. There's a grandma sweeping the world off its feet and she's coming for Tiger…

FSU’s Leonard Hamilton Named Coach of the Year Semifinalist College Basketball FSU’s Leonard Hamilton Named Coach of the Year Semifinalist , The League 6:04pm, February 21

The best college basketball coaches are the ones we see on the sidelines every March. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Kentucky's…

LSU to Retire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No. 35 Jersey College Basketball LSU to Retire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No. 35 Jersey , Louisiana State University for The League, 4:45pm, February 21

The LSU Tigers men's basketball has had its share of great basketball moments and talents. The program is tied for…

Can Alabama’s High-Scoring Offense Crash NCAA Tournament? College Basketball Can Alabama’s High-Scoring Offense Crash NCAA Tournament? , The League 3:25pm, February 21

The Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team has a new face at the helm. Nate Oats takes over for Avery…

Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped College Basketball Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped , The League 10:19am, February 21

Pistol Pete Maravich lived and breathed basketball from an early age. It was only natural. His father, Press Maravich, had…

Special Olympics Athlete Sings National Anthem for Sold-Out Crowd Big Ten Special Olympics Athlete Sings National Anthem for Sold-Out Crowd , Editor 5:54pm, February 20

As the story goes, State College, Pennsylvania was dubbed "Happy Valley" because of the town avoiding the economic downturn caused…

College Basketball’s Greatest Championship Teams, Ranked College Basketball College Basketball’s Greatest Championship Teams, Ranked , The League 1:14pm, February 19

March is college basketball's month. Cinderellas and Goliaths meet on the dance floor to tango in pursuit of a National Championship.…

Fight Breaks Out Between Conference Rivals After Game College Basketball Fight Breaks Out Between Conference Rivals After Game , The League 11:53am, February 18

Basketball fights happen at every level of the sport. High school athletes will brawl over anything, college basketball hoopers duke…

Florida Basketball Geared for NCAA Tournament Return College Basketball Florida Basketball Geared for NCAA Tournament Return , The League 10:27am, February 18

The SEC is growing stronger as a basketball conference. Auburn and LSU have emerged as contenders in a league that's…

Herbert Jones’ One-Handed Free Throws Helps Alabama Upset LSU College Basketball Herbert Jones’ One-Handed Free Throws Helps Alabama Upset LSU , 10:32am, February 17

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — LSU couldn't find a way to stop Kira Lewis Jr. and Jaden Shackelford, or to beat…

Shareef O’Neal, Shaq’s Son, Commits to LSU College Basketball Shareef O’Neal, Shaq’s Son, Commits to LSU , Senior Writer 10:44am, February 15

Being the son of an NBA legend is tough. Just ask Bronny James how hard it is to escape the…

Billy Preston’s College Career Was Spoiled By NCAA’s Lack of Urgency Big 12 Billy Preston’s College Career Was Spoiled By NCAA’s Lack of Urgency , The League 12:21pm, February 14

The Kansas Jayhawks entered the 2017-18 season with high aspirations. KU was No. 4 in the AP Preseason Poll, and…

BYU Mascot Goes Flying for Amazing 3-Point Line Dunk College Basketball BYU Mascot Goes Flying for Amazing 3-Point Line Dunk , Senior Writer 12:44pm, February 10

It takes a lot of work to be a good college mascot. It takes even more to be a great…

Crosstown Punch-Out: Relive Basketball’s Explosive Rivalry Fight College Basketball Crosstown Punch-Out: Relive Basketball’s Explosive Rivalry Fight , The League 4:06pm, February 6

NCAA basketball rivalries are a different breed. The games are more than basketball. It's about pride, rule over the region,…

Thunderous Dunk is SportsCenter’s Top Play, FSU Moves Into 1st Place ACC Thunderous Dunk is SportsCenter’s Top Play, FSU Moves Into 1st Place , 11:09am, February 25

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State's home dominance looked shaky as it trailed Louisville by 10 points in the second…

Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped College Basketball Pete Maravich’s Collegiate Career Will Never Be Topped , The League 10:19am, February 21

Pistol Pete Maravich lived and breathed basketball from an early age. It was only natural. His father, Press Maravich, had…

5-Star Duke Commit Leaves Third School in 3 Years ACC 5-Star Duke Commit Leaves Third School in 3 Years , The League 10:47am, January 27

Standing 6-foot-9, small forward Jalen Johnson is a high-caliber talent who already has NBA scouts taking notice. Those scouts will…

Shareef O’Neal, Shaq’s Son, Commits to LSU College Basketball Shareef O’Neal, Shaq’s Son, Commits to LSU , Senior Writer 10:44am, February 15

Being the son of an NBA legend is tough. Just ask Bronny James how hard it is to escape the…

Grandma, 86, Sinks 94-Foot Putt to Win New Car College Basketball Grandma, 86, Sinks 94-Foot Putt to Win New Car , The League 12:02pm, February 24

Forget bingo, knitting and baking cookies. There's a grandma sweeping the world off its feet and she's coming for Tiger…

Auburn Student Banned for Hateful Comment Towards Opponent College Basketball Auburn Student Banned for Hateful Comment Towards Opponent , Senior Writer 4:02pm, February 24

When the season is over, and maybe for years to come, people will remember how the Auburn Tigers erased a…

Cameron Crazies: Meet College Basketball’s Wildest Student Section ACC Cameron Crazies: Meet College Basketball’s Wildest Student Section , The League 5:40pm, February 24

There are certain venues in college sports where opposing teams hate to play. The disdain can stem from the design…

Georgia Captured Walk-Off Wins in 2 Sports on 1 Day College Baseball Georgia Captured Walk-Off Wins in 2 Sports on 1 Day , Editor 6:00pm, February 24

When it comes to Georgia basketball, things aren't so great this season. Despite NBA lottery talent Anthony Edwards starting to…

Cop in Full Uniform Embarrasses High Schooler With Step-Back Move College Basketball Cop in Full Uniform Embarrasses High Schooler With Step-Back Move , Senior Writer 5:22pm, January 29

Once upon a time, a hard foul in a local pick-up basketball game somehow earned a 911 call. It was…

FSU’s Leonard Hamilton Named Coach of the Year Semifinalist College Basketball FSU’s Leonard Hamilton Named Coach of the Year Semifinalist , The League 6:04pm, February 21

The best college basketball coaches are the ones we see on the sidelines every March. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Kentucky's…

BYU Mascot Goes Flying for Amazing 3-Point Line Dunk College Basketball BYU Mascot Goes Flying for Amazing 3-Point Line Dunk , Senior Writer 12:44pm, February 10

It takes a lot of work to be a good college mascot. It takes even more to be a great…

Ugly Postgame Brawl Sends Players Flying Into Scorer’s Table College Basketball Ugly Postgame Brawl Sends Players Flying Into Scorer’s Table , Senior Writer 3:27pm, February 5

No matter the sport, or the level, competition brings out the best and worst in people. Whether it’s an athlete…

3-Year-Old Boy Crushes National Anthem Performance College Basketball 3-Year-Old Boy Crushes National Anthem Performance , Senior Writer 2:45pm, January 3

No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

Can Alabama’s High-Scoring Offense Crash NCAA Tournament? College Basketball Can Alabama’s High-Scoring Offense Crash NCAA Tournament? , The League 3:25pm, February 21

The Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team has a new face at the helm. Nate Oats takes over for Avery…

LSU to Retire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No. 35 Jersey College Basketball LSU to Retire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s No. 35 Jersey , Louisiana State University for The League, 4:45pm, February 21

The LSU Tigers men's basketball has had its share of great basketball moments and talents. The program is tied for…

Special Olympics Athlete Sings National Anthem for Sold-Out Crowd Big Ten Special Olympics Athlete Sings National Anthem for Sold-Out Crowd , Editor 5:54pm, February 20

As the story goes, State College, Pennsylvania was dubbed "Happy Valley" because of the town avoiding the economic downturn caused…

College Basketball’s Greatest Championship Teams, Ranked College Basketball College Basketball’s Greatest Championship Teams, Ranked , The League 1:14pm, February 19

March is college basketball's month. Cinderellas and Goliaths meet on the dance floor to tango in pursuit of a National Championship.…

Florida Basketball Geared for NCAA Tournament Return College Basketball Florida Basketball Geared for NCAA Tournament Return , The League 10:27am, February 18

The SEC is growing stronger as a basketball conference. Auburn and LSU have emerged as contenders in a league that's…