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).

Yahoo! reveals names of players and schools involved in FBI probe College Basketball Yahoo! reveals names of players and schools involved in FBI probe , 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…

NCAA rules Allonzo Trier ineligible, Arizona will appeal College Basketball NCAA rules Allonzo Trier ineligible, Arizona will appeal , Content Editor 6:33pm, February 22

The NCAA has ruled that Allonzo Trier is ineligible after testing positive for a banned substance in January. Arizona will…

Five-star PF Jordan Brown is giving Louisiana-Lafayette official visit College Basketball Five-star PF Jordan Brown is giving Louisiana-Lafayette official visit , Associate Content Editor 6:00pm, February 22

Five-star power forward Jordan Brown has taken two official visits to UCLA and St. John's and it appears he's taking another…

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk College Basketball South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk , 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…

Hoya signee Mac McClung breaks an Allen Iverson's state scoring record College Basketball Hoya signee Mac McClung breaks an Allen Iverson's state scoring record , Content Editor 11:14am, February 22

Georgetown signee Mac McClung broke Allen Iverson's Virginia state high school record for points scored in a single season on…

Coach K says Marvin Bagley is not ready to play, is day-to-day College Basketball Coach K says Marvin Bagley is not ready to play, is day-to-day , Associate Content Editor 9:56am, February 22

Duke handily defeated Louisville Wednesday night 82-56 despite not having the services of stud Marvin Bagley. He has missed the…

Rick Pitino reacts to NCAA sanctions at Louisville College Basketball 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…

Penny Hardaway says he is ready to be a head college basketball coach College Basketball Penny Hardaway says he is ready to be a head college basketball coach , Content Editor 12:59pm, February 20

Penny Hardaway, who is constantly rumored for the Memphis Tigers job, says he is ready to coach in college. With…

Louisville loses appeal, 2013 NCAA Tournament Title banner coming down College Basketball Louisville loses appeal, 2013 NCAA Tournament Title banner coming down , Content Editor 12:12pm, February 20

Louisville used Tuesday to make an unexpected announcement, as the university has released information in regards to the school's NCAA…

CBB Stock Watch: Give David Padgett a chance Louisville College Basketball CBB Stock Watch: Give David Padgett a chance Louisville , Content Editor 10:17am, February 20

The Big Ten Conference Tournament is just over a week from happening. Insane, but true. Like Scrooge McDuck jumping into his…

Andy Kennedy abruptly leaves Ole Miss College Basketball Andy Kennedy abruptly leaves Ole Miss , 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.…

Auburn's Anfernee McLemore needs surgery, out four-six months Auburn Auburn's Anfernee McLemore needs surgery, out four-six months , Content Editor 11:59am, February 18

Auburn Tigers talent Anfernee McLemore suffered a gruesome injury on Saturday. After some tests, it appears he will miss four-six…

Tom Izzo won't comment on another scandal brewing at Michigan State Big Ten Tom Izzo won't comment on 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…

Marvin Bagley to miss his third game with a mild knee sprain Clemson Marvin Bagley to miss his third game with a mild knee sprain , Associate Content Editor 4:49pm, February 17

Duke's Marvin Bagley has missed the last two games due to a mild knee sprain and it looks like the…

Pete Thamel would be 'stunned' if Bruce Pearl is at Auburn in 2018-19 College Basketball Pete Thamel would be 'stunned' if Bruce Pearl is at Auburn in 2018-19 , Associate Content Editor 4:25pm, February 17

Yahoo Sports analyst Pete Thamel was a guest on Paul Finebaum's show on Friday and was asked about the FBI…

Five-star SG Tyrese Maxey giving Kentucky a visit College Basketball Five-star SG Tyrese Maxey giving Kentucky a visit , Associate Content Editor 3:01pm, February 17

Five-star shooting guard Tyrese Maxey is taking an unofficial visit this weekend to Kentucky according to Rivals' Corey Evans. While…

Arizona State cheerleader ejected from Arizona game College Basketball Arizona State cheerleader ejected from Arizona game , Associate Content Editor 10:50am, February 16

Arizona and Arizona State's rivalry game took a turn for the bizarre as a Sun Devil cheerleader was ejected from…

Report: FBI closing in on college basketball's most important figures College Basketball Report: FBI closing in on college basketball's most important figures , Content Editor 6:37pm, February 15

According to a new report, with the FBI still going through its process, college basketball's elite should be terrified moving…

Yahoo! reveals names of players and schools involved in FBI probe College Basketball Yahoo! reveals names of players and schools involved in FBI probe , 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…

Louisville loses appeal, 2013 NCAA Tournament Title banner coming down College Basketball Louisville loses appeal, 2013 NCAA Tournament Title banner coming down , Content Editor 12:12pm, February 20

Louisville used Tuesday to make an unexpected announcement, as the university has released information in regards to the school's NCAA…

Penny Hardaway says he is ready to be a head college basketball coach College Basketball Penny Hardaway says he is ready to be a head college basketball coach , Content Editor 12:59pm, February 20

Penny Hardaway, who is constantly rumored for the Memphis Tigers job, says he is ready to coach in college. With…

College basketball stock watch: Time to sell Trae Young shares College Basketball College basketball stock watch: Time to sell Trae Young shares , Content Editor 2:33pm, January 2

College basketball is a funny sport. For the majority of the season, die-hard fans bicker over teams, players and about…

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk College Basketball South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk , 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…

Andy Kennedy abruptly leaves Ole Miss College Basketball Andy Kennedy abruptly leaves Ole Miss , 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.…

CBB Stock Watch: Give David Padgett a chance Louisville College Basketball CBB Stock Watch: Give David Padgett a chance Louisville , Content Editor 10:17am, February 20

The Big Ten Conference Tournament is just over a week from happening. Insane, but true. Like Scrooge McDuck jumping into his…

UNC assistant takes his shot at Duke’s top recruiting class College Basketball UNC assistant takes his shot at Duke’s top recruiting class , Associate Content Editor 11:33pm, May 23

North Carolina and Duke don't need a whole lot of fuel to stoke the fire that is their rivalry. But…

This is the stripper who could take down Louisville's basketball team College Basketball This is the stripper who could take down Louisville's basketball team , Associate Content Editor 3:59pm, October 21

This is the woman who could bring down the Louisville basketball program. Katina Powell --- a former stripper who worked…

No. 1 Duke storms back from double-digit deficit to beat No. 7 Florida College Basketball No. 1 Duke storms back from double-digit deficit to beat No. 7 Florida 9:40am, November 27
Hoya signee Mac McClung breaks an Allen Iverson's state scoring record College Basketball Hoya signee Mac McClung breaks an Allen Iverson's state scoring record , Content Editor 11:14am, February 22

Georgetown signee Mac McClung broke Allen Iverson's Virginia state high school record for points scored in a single season on…

NCAA rules Allonzo Trier ineligible, Arizona will appeal College Basketball NCAA rules Allonzo Trier ineligible, Arizona will appeal , Content Editor 6:33pm, February 22

The NCAA has ruled that Allonzo Trier is ineligible after testing positive for a banned substance in January. Arizona will…

Five-star PF Jordan Brown is giving Louisiana-Lafayette official visit College Basketball Five-star PF Jordan Brown is giving Louisiana-Lafayette official visit , Associate Content Editor 6:00pm, February 22

Five-star power forward Jordan Brown has taken two official visits to UCLA and St. John's and it appears he's taking another…

HBL: HBCU's opportunity to fight the NCAA College Basketball HBL: HBCU's opportunity to fight the NCAA , 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…

Marvin Bagley to miss his third game with a mild knee sprain Clemson Marvin Bagley to miss his third game with a mild knee sprain , Associate Content Editor 4:49pm, February 17

Duke's Marvin Bagley has missed the last two games due to a mild knee sprain and it looks like the…

This is definitely the worst way to lose a basketball game College Basketball This is definitely the worst way to lose a basketball game , Associate Content Editor 8:14am, February 18

Kansas is known as the birthplace of basketball, and this middle school game might have seen a new way to…

This little UNC fan takes pregame rituals very seriously College Basketball This little UNC fan takes pregame rituals very seriously , Associate Content Editor 1:52pm, January 29

There are always fans who take cheering very seriously and there are those who take their pregame rituals just as seriously.…

Zion Williamson reportedly shows up to USA Basketball camp heavy College Basketball Zion Williamson reportedly shows up to USA Basketball camp heavy , Associate Content Editor 7:19pm, October 9

Zion Williamson has become one of the most popular and polarizing recruits in the class of 2018. He gets photos…