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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Dick Vitale Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s Awesome, Baby! College Basketball Dick Vitale Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s Awesome, Baby! , 5:56pm, February 13

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No matter what college or university you end up at around the country, each one has its own unique history.…

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Even with continued success, the Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team still isn't receiving the credit they deserve. With a 21-5…

Aggies Go Cold and See Their 7-Game Win Streak Snapped on the Road College Basketball Aggies Go Cold and See Their 7-Game Win Streak Snapped on the Road , Texas A&M for The League, 2:46pm, February 12

While the Texas A&M men’s basketball team was busy beating Missouri to end their three-game skid, the Texas A&M women’s…

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Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, has been accused of sexually assaulting two different women. With investigation's pending and rumors continuing…

Texas A&M Snaps 3-Game Skid By Showing True Aggie Pride SEC Texas A&M Snaps 3-Game Skid By Showing True Aggie Pride , Texas A&M for The League, 5:25pm, February 11

Although Texas A&M's season is not going as well as planned, the Aggies are still showing a lot of fight…

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The NCAA Division I Basketball Committee slated Duke as the No. 1 overall seed in its initial tournament rankings over…

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The Florida Gators basketball program has a ton of history. It may not rival the Dukes, Kentuckys, North Carolinas and…

Adam Sandler Crashed Louisville’s Practice, And The Waterboy Can Hoop! ACC Adam Sandler Crashed Louisville’s Practice, And The Waterboy Can Hoop! , 3:54pm, February 7

The University of Louisville was reeling from long-time head coach Rick Pitino's firing after alleged involvement in a "pay-for-play" scandal where…

New March Madness Ranking System Will Make Most Fans Angry Right Now College Basketball New March Madness Ranking System Will Make Most Fans Angry Right Now , 5:49pm, February 6

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The selection committee that chooses the NCAA Tournament field is getting its first use of a…

Texas A&M’s Season May Be Lost, But Fans Aren’t Giving Up Just Yet College Basketball Texas A&M’s Season May Be Lost, But Fans Aren’t Giving Up Just Yet , Texas A&M for The League, 4:32pm, February 5

After eight SEC games, the Texas A&M Aggies have only one conference win on a last-second 3-pointer at the horn…

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Everywhere you look, no matter the level, there is a basketball player filling up the stat sheet at a historic…

AP Top 25: Another Dominant Week Helps Vols Keep No. 1 Spot College Basketball AP Top 25: Another Dominant Week Helps Vols Keep No. 1 Spot , 1:01pm, February 4

Tennessee had a couple of shaky moments after earning its first No. 1 ranking in 11 years. The Volunteers are…

The 5 Toughest Places to Play in College Basketball This Century College Basketball The 5 Toughest Places to Play in College Basketball This Century , 3:46pm, January 23

No matter where you go, there is a story to be told inside every college basketball arena. It could be…

The All-Coaches Starting 5 Would Wreck Any Team, Any Time College Basketball The All-Coaches Starting 5 Would Wreck Any Team, Any Time , 4:16pm, January 17

From coast to coast, in several college basketball conferences across the country, there are some familiar faces pacing the sidelines…

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 , 1:03pm, January 3

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

Would John Calipari Ever Leave Kentucky? Not With This Salary. College Basketball Would John Calipari Ever Leave Kentucky? Not With This Salary. , 4:50pm, January 2

On New Year's Eve, the UCLA Bruins fired head coach Steve Alford after a dreadful start to their college basketball…

The Tennessee Volunteers are the Best Team in College Basketball. Period. College Basketball The Tennessee Volunteers are the Best Team in College Basketball. Period. , 4:23pm, January 16

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The 5 Kentucky Games That Sparked Anthony Davis’ Rise to Stardom College Basketball The 5 Kentucky Games That Sparked Anthony Davis’ Rise to Stardom , 5:35pm, January 28

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Is Auburn on the Verge of Missing the NCAA Tournament? College Basketball Is Auburn on the Verge of Missing the NCAA Tournament? , Auburn University for The League, 4:20pm, February 15

About a month from now, the NCAA Tournament will bring another round of March Madness to the sports world. After losing…

Dick Vitale Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s Awesome, Baby! College Basketball Dick Vitale Earns Lifetime Achievement Award, and It’s Awesome, Baby! , 5:56pm, February 13

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Former Duke Star Named in Rape Case Against Virginia’s Lt. Governor ACC Former Duke Star Named in Rape Case Against Virginia’s Lt. Governor , 11:36am, February 12

Virginia's lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax, has been accused of sexually assaulting two different women. With investigation's pending and rumors continuing…

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AP Top 25: Tennessee Keeps Safe Lead Over Duke for the Top Spot College Basketball AP Top 25: Tennessee Keeps Safe Lead Over Duke for the Top Spot , 2:22pm, February 11

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Adam Sandler Crashed Louisville’s Practice, And The Waterboy Can Hoop! ACC Adam Sandler Crashed Louisville’s Practice, And The Waterboy Can Hoop! , 3:54pm, February 7

The University of Louisville was reeling from long-time head coach Rick Pitino's firing after alleged involvement in a "pay-for-play" scandal where…

Nation’s Top Prospect Stuns Hoops World With Georgia Commitment College Basketball Nation’s Top Prospect Stuns Hoops World With Georgia Commitment , 10:59am, February 11

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