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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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University student who accused counseling center staff of discouraging her from reporting…

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Less than a second. That's all that was in the way of the Auburn Tigers and Monday night's NCAA Tournament…

Baylor Wins 3rd NCAA National Championship College Basketball Baylor Wins 3rd NCAA National Championship , 2:01pm, April 8

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears,…

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As the college basketball world already knows, Billy Kennedy is out and Buzz Williams is the new head coach of…

Why Bruce Pearl Deserves to Be Auburn’s Highest-Paid Head Coach College Basketball Why Bruce Pearl Deserves to Be Auburn’s Highest-Paid Head Coach , Auburn University for The League, 12:58pm, April 5

Now that head coach Bruce Pearl has led the Auburn basketball team to its first Final Four at the 2019…

Notre Dame Coach: “Why Shouldn’t 100 or 99% of the Jobs in Women’s Basketball Go to Women?” College Basketball Notre Dame Coach: “Why Shouldn’t 100 or 99% of the Jobs in Women’s Basketball Go to Women?” , 6:11pm, April 4

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of…

This is Texas Tech’s First Final Four, But Its Head Coach Drank Beer at 24 Others College Basketball This is Texas Tech’s First Final Four, But Its Head Coach Drank Beer at 24 Others , 12:23pm, April 4

If you are a college basketball coach, whether you are Kentucky’s John Calipari or UC Irvine’s Russell Turner, you have…

Aggies Land Texas-Bred Head Coach to Turn Around Basketball Program College Basketball Aggies Land Texas-Bred Head Coach to Turn Around Basketball Program , 12:45pm, April 3

Texas A&M hired Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams on Wednesday, luring him back to his home state to try to…

Bama’s Nate Oats is Already Making 5-Star Noise on the Recruiting Trail College Basketball Bama’s Nate Oats is Already Making 5-Star Noise on the Recruiting Trail , Auburn University for The League, 11:24am, April 3

While the Auburn Tigers were busy beating North Carolina and Kentucky to advance to program's first-ever Final Four, new Alabama…

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If riding the rails becomes the next big spring break trend -- for a year or two anyway, before the…

“We Expect to Win the SEC”: Texas A&M Talks Future After Sweet 16 Loss College Basketball “We Expect to Win the SEC”: Texas A&M Talks Future After Sweet 16 Loss , Texas A&M for The League, 6:03pm, April 2

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team saw their season come to an end in the same spot it did last…

The 5 Reasons Why the Auburn Tigers Became 2019’s Cinderella Team College Basketball The 5 Reasons Why the Auburn Tigers Became 2019’s Cinderella Team , Auburn University for The League, 4:37pm, April 2

To the shock of many college basketball fans and NCAA Tournament brackets, the Auburn Tigers are headed to the Final…

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The Purdue Boilermakers were on the ropes. The Tennessee Volunteers were poised to finish off a furious second-half comeback. All…

Florida Flashback: Gators Win Back-to-Back National Titles in Epic Fashion College Basketball Florida Flashback: Gators Win Back-to-Back National Titles in Epic Fashion , University of Florida for The League 11:05am, April 2

Before Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett were lighting it up at Duke, and before Anthony Davis or Kemba Walker were…

Women’s Final Four is Set! Familiar Faces and a Flock of Ducks Meet for the Title College Basketball Women’s Final Four is Set! Familiar Faces and a Flock of Ducks Meet for the Title , 9:57am, April 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies will face a familiar foe in Notre Dame on the…

Don’t Worry, Kentucky Fans: John Calipari Isn’t Leaving for UCLA College Basketball Don’t Worry, Kentucky Fans: John Calipari Isn’t Leaving for UCLA , 5:42pm, April 1

Before he went to bed on the eve of the NCAA Tournament, John Calipari had something to say. That shouldn’t…

The 5 Greatest Coaches in Kentucky’s Storied Basketball History College Basketball The 5 Greatest Coaches in Kentucky’s Storied Basketball History , 4:52pm, March 28

When you think of college basketball, the Kentucky Wildcats should immediately come to mind. This Southeastern Conference powerhouse program has…

Bama’s Nate Oats is Already Making 5-Star Noise on the Recruiting Trail College Basketball Bama’s Nate Oats is Already Making 5-Star Noise on the Recruiting Trail , Auburn University for The League, 11:24am, April 3

While the Auburn Tigers were busy beating North Carolina and Kentucky to advance to program's first-ever Final Four, new Alabama…

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Texas Tech Fans Flip Cars, Burn Furniture in Massive Postgame Riots Big 12 Texas Tech Fans Flip Cars, Burn Furniture in Massive Postgame Riots , 12:07pm, April 9

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If riding the rails becomes the next big spring break trend -- for a year or two anyway, before the…

WATCH: The Greatest Baby Race Ever was Dramatic, Exciting and Loaded with Controversy College Basketball WATCH: The Greatest Baby Race Ever was Dramatic, Exciting and Loaded with Controversy , 12:38pm, March 14

Basketball games are fun, but the halftime entertainment is unrivaled by any other sport. You might see the famous Red…

Fire Mike White? If You Still Think So, You Just Aren’t Paying Attention College Basketball Fire Mike White? If You Still Think So, You Just Aren’t Paying Attention , University of Florida for The League 10:27am, March 18

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither were any of the country’s current top college basketball programs. Search across the…

This Guy’s Playstation Tattoo Gives Him “Unlimited Ammo” on a Basketball Court Big Ten This Guy’s Playstation Tattoo Gives Him “Unlimited Ammo” on a Basketball Court , University of Florida for The League 10:54am, March 25

Tattoos seem to be a part of sports more than ever these days. Some NBA players are defined by their…

Remembering the Greatest Postseason Run in College Basketball History College Basketball Remembering the Greatest Postseason Run in College Basketball History , 4:46pm, March 19

Everyone loves a good underdog story. No matter the sport, the athletes and teams who overcome ridiculous odds to find…

These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love the SEC More Than You Know SEC These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love the SEC More Than You Know , 2:47pm, March 14

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

12 Improbable Runs by March Madness’ Greatest Cinderella Stories College Basketball 12 Improbable Runs by March Madness’ Greatest Cinderella Stories , 12:30pm, March 21

Every spring, as the snow melts and the flowers sprout, 68 college basketball programs are invited to the biggest party…

How Much Money Would it Take to Fire Every SEC Basketball Coach? College Basketball How Much Money Would it Take to Fire Every SEC Basketball Coach? , 1:53pm, March 13

When it comes to college football, everyone knows the Southeastern Conference is strong. SEC baseball is obviously great, too. However,…

Remember Florida’s Two-Title Feat in 2006? Here’s Why No School Will Do That Any Time Soon College Basketball Remember Florida’s Two-Title Feat in 2006? Here’s Why No School Will Do That Any Time Soon , University of Florida for The League 11:05am, March 11

In 2006, the University of Florida was undoubtedly the center of the college sports world. The Florida Gators became the…

Duke’s Draft Class is Special, But Will It Be Better Than Florida’s in 2007? College Basketball Duke’s Draft Class is Special, But Will It Be Better Than Florida’s in 2007? , University of Florida for The League 5:35pm, March 28

When you think of the greatest college basketball programs, a handful stand out. North Carolina, Kentucky and Duke are among…

Is the SEC Ready for Alabama’s Nate Oats? They Better Be College Basketball Is the SEC Ready for Alabama’s Nate Oats? They Better Be , Auburn University for The League, 11:38am, March 28

When University of Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said he was a one-man search committee, he wasn't kidding. Within 48…

If Alabama Fires Avery Johnson, Is This Big 12 Coach the Frontrunner? College Basketball If Alabama Fires Avery Johnson, Is This Big 12 Coach the Frontrunner? , Auburn University for The League, 2:22pm, March 19

On Sunday afternoon, while several college basketball teams were celebrating, Alabama found out its fate. The Crimson Tide didn't make…

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If you are a fan of women’s college basketball, you definitely know the name Sabrina Ionescu. The Oregon Ducks superstar…