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).

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If you don’t know the name Zion Williamson, start remembering it immediately. The Duke freshman forward is built like a…

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Chris Paul Gives Record-Breaking Donation to Wake Forest College Basketball Chris Paul Gives Record-Breaking Donation to Wake Forest , 4:30pm, August 7

Chris Paul’s No. 3 jersey hangs in the rafters of Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, but his legacy at Wake…

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There are plenty of reasons to pick the right college, but choosing a school because of its mascot probably isn't…

Duke’s Grayson Allen is at it again as he trips yet another player on the basketball court College Basketball Duke’s Grayson Allen is at it again as he trips yet another player on the basketball court , 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…

Arizona now left with no commits after last 2018 recruit bails amid allegations College Basketball Arizona now left with no commits after last 2018 recruit bails amid allegations , 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…

North Carolina losing former five-star guard after only one year College Basketball North Carolina losing former five-star guard after only one year , 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 names some schools getting visits from him College Basketball Five-star SF Christian Brown names some schools getting visits from him , 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 says he “owes it to his team” to not answer questions about scandal College Basketball Tom Izzo says he “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 is calling for NCAA players to boycott March Madness College Basketball ESPN analyst is calling for NCAA players to boycott March Madness , 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…

Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, reportedly makes new college choice after decommitting from Arizona College Basketball Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, reportedly makes new college choice after decommitting from Arizona , 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,…

Embattled in scandal, basketball coach calls it quits College Basketball Embattled in scandal, basketball coach calls it quits , 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…

After making huge decommit, five-star PG Ashton Hagans now making another major decision College Basketball After making huge decommit, five-star PG Ashton Hagans now making another major decision , 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 names school recruiting him the hardest College Basketball Five-star PG Jalen Suggs names school 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 decommits from SEC program College Basketball Five-star PG Ashton Hagans decommits from SEC program , 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…

Coach held back from getting on his own team plane after reported charges surface against him College Basketball Coach held back from getting on his own team plane after reported charges surface against him , 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…

Missouri coach discusses timetable for presumed NBA lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. College Basketball Missouri coach discusses timetable for presumed NBA lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. , 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…

Meet the HBL: Curing the cult of amateurism using college basketball’s forgotten HBCU programs College Basketball Meet the HBL: Curing the cult of amateurism using college basketball’s forgotten HBCU programs , 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…

College basketball stock watch: The Ole Miss job opening, Becky Hammon to Colorado State maybe, and more College Basketball College basketball stock watch: The Ole Miss job opening, Becky Hammon to Colorado State maybe, and more , 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…

SEC coach abruptly leaves post after presence proved “detrimental” to team College Basketball SEC coach abruptly leaves post after presence proved “detrimental” to team , 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 Grayson Allen is at it again as he trips yet another player on the basketball court College Basketball Duke’s Grayson Allen is at it again as he trips yet another player on the basketball court , 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…

Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway ACC Dick Vitale names his top schools as the season gets underway , 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…

Michigan State shows it’s worth its ranking with smackdown of No. 5 Notre Dame ACC Michigan State shows it’s worth its ranking with smackdown of No. 5 Notre Dame 11:50am, December 1
Duke’s surreal 2018 recruiting class has all the awesome ramifications awaiting College Basketball Duke’s surreal 2018 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…

John Calipari calls out Kentucky players for their “unwarranted arrogance” College Basketball John Calipari calls out Kentucky players for their “unwarranted arrogance” , 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…

Nation’s No. 2 overall recruit Zion Williamson announces two official visits to bluebloods College Basketball Nation’s No. 2 overall recruit Zion Williamson announces two official visits to bluebloods , 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.…

After trying to weasel out of FBI question, reporter put Coach Calipari in his place College Basketball After trying to weasel out of FBI question, reporter put Coach Calipari in his place , 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…

Kentucky suffers an upset and that means the end of two incredible streaks College Basketball Kentucky suffers an upset and that means the end of two incredible streaks , 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…

Missouri coach discusses timetable for presumed NBA lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. College Basketball Missouri coach discusses timetable for presumed NBA lottery pick Michael Porter Jr. , 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…

Arizona now left with no commits after last 2018 recruit bails amid allegations College Basketball Arizona now left with no commits after last 2018 recruit bails amid allegations , 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…

Schools and players have reportedly been identified in FBI probe into college basketball College Basketball Schools and players have reportedly been identified in FBI probe into college basketball , 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…

Coach files lawsuit against SEC university official following allegations of racial promotion College Basketball Coach files lawsuit against SEC university official following allegations of racial promotion , 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…

Former coach Rick Pitino reacts to NCAA sanctions at Louisville College Basketball Former coach 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 yet another scandal brewing at Michigan State Big Ten Tom Izzo won’t comment on yet 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…