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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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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In case you haven't heard, the West Virginia Mountaineers stink in 2019. As the college basketball calendar flips to February,…

Meet Shakyla Hill: College Basketball’s Greatest Stat Stuffer in History College Basketball Meet Shakyla Hill: College Basketball’s Greatest Stat Stuffer in History , 3:00pm, February 4

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…

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The Texas A&M Aggies women’s basketball team notched its seventh game in a row, defeating Ole Miss by double digits…

Billy Kennedy’s Aggies Suffer Another Ugly Loss, But This One’s on Him College Basketball Billy Kennedy’s Aggies Suffer Another Ugly Loss, But This One’s on Him , Texas A&M for The League, 4:07pm, January 31

Going into the Texas A&M Aggies men’s basketball game against the LSU Tigers, the smart money was on LSU to…

Gators Fan Prints Tinder Messages to Troll Ole Miss Basketball Player College Basketball Gators Fan Prints Tinder Messages to Troll Ole Miss Basketball Player , University of Florida for The League 3:20pm, January 31

Let me start this by saying trolling an opponent and its players can be funny, if done correctly. Steve Spurrier…

The 3 Biggest Threats to Stop Texas A&M’s SEC Title Hopes College Basketball The 3 Biggest Threats to Stop Texas A&M’s SEC Title Hopes , Texas A&M for The League, 11:05am, January 31

Can the Texas A&M Aggies women's basketball team win the SEC regular season title? That's the question everyone is asking…

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If anyone tuned into the Duke and Notre Dame college basketball game Monday night, chances are you got a little…

Is Bruce Pearl Really to Blame for Auburn’s Losing Streak? College Basketball Is Bruce Pearl Really to Blame for Auburn’s Losing Streak? , Auburn University for The League, 11:05am, January 29

As we sit here, the Auburn Tigers are no longer ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 and are currently…

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

Standing inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Anthony Davis used his 7-foot-6 wingspan to hug the national championship trophy as tight as…

AP Top 25: Tennessee Stays No. 1, But Don’t Sleep on Kentucky Right Now College Basketball AP Top 25: Tennessee Stays No. 1, But Don’t Sleep on Kentucky Right Now , 2:19pm, January 28

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tennessee handled its first week at No. 1 in more than a decade well enough to…

Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter Mirrors This NBA All-Star Guard’s Game College Basketball Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter Mirrors This NBA All-Star Guard’s Game , Texas A&M for The League, 1:50pm, January 28

After Texas A&M extended its win streak by taking down nationally-ranked Kentucky at home on Sunday afternoon, it's safe to…

The Miami Hurricanes are Dominating. It’s Time You Paid Attention, Too ACC The Miami Hurricanes are Dominating. It’s Time You Paid Attention, Too , Florida State University for The League, 4:05pm, January 25

In her 14th season with the team, head coach Katie Meier has the Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team on pace…

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After a great start to their season, the Florida State Seminoles men's basketball team has struggled of late. Since starting…

Auburn Continues to Struggle Without Austin Wiley in the Lineup College Basketball Auburn Continues to Struggle Without Austin Wiley in the Lineup , Auburn University for The League, 3:15pm, January 24

Before the season, the Auburn Tigers were thought to be contenders in the SEC. However, after suffering back-to-back losses to Kentucky…

Which Sport Does Your State Love the Most? The Results Are In College Basketball Which Sport Does Your State Love the Most? The Results Are In , 2:20pm, January 22

No matter where you live in the United States, sports are a part of every community. Although some prefer football…

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

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…

Georgia’s All-Time Starting 5 Would Score on Anybody and Everybody College Basketball Georgia’s All-Time Starting 5 Would Score on Anybody and Everybody , 3:02pm, January 14

Once upon a time, back in the early 1980s, the Georgia Bulldogs were sitting atop the college basketball world. The…

Did Jim Harbaugh Really Refuse to Shake Hands with Dan Mullen After the Peach Bowl? Big Ten Did Jim Harbaugh Really Refuse to Shake Hands with Dan Mullen After the Peach Bowl? , University of Florida for The League 1:51pm, December 31

Florida and Michigan met for the third time in four years in Saturday’s Peach Bowl, and for the first time…

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…

Grant Williams Delivers Free Throw Masterpiece Nobody Has Seen in 60 Years College Basketball Grant Williams Delivers Free Throw Masterpiece Nobody Has Seen in 60 Years , 11:17am, January 24

Being the No. 1 team in college basketball is never easy. Neither is playing on the road against your in-state…

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.…

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

Throughout his legendary career at ESPN, sports broadcasting icon Dick Vitale has been a staple in college basketball. He has…

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

As the college basketball season begins to heat up, the cream of the crop are emerging. Traditional powers like the…

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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…

The Miami Hurricanes are Dominating. It’s Time You Paid Attention, Too ACC The Miami Hurricanes are Dominating. It’s Time You Paid Attention, Too , Florida State University for The League, 4:05pm, January 25

In her 14th season with the team, head coach Katie Meier has the Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team on pace…

Auburn Women Off to Roaring Start, Yet They STILL Aren’t Ranked Auburn Auburn Women Off to Roaring Start, Yet They STILL Aren’t Ranked , Auburn University for The League, 5:14pm, December 27

While the college basketball world seems to be focused on the Auburn Tigers 12th-ranked men's basketball team, the women’s basketball team is…

Gators Fan Prints Tinder Messages to Troll Ole Miss Basketball Player College Basketball Gators Fan Prints Tinder Messages to Troll Ole Miss Basketball Player , University of Florida for The League 3:20pm, January 31

Let me start this by saying trolling an opponent and its players can be funny, if done correctly. Steve Spurrier…

12 Improbable Runs by March Madness’ Greatest Cinderella Stories College Basketball 12 Improbable Runs by March Madness’ Greatest Cinderella Stories , 4:58pm, January 15

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

Sorry, Alabama: You’re the Next Victims of ‘The Drake Curse’ Alabama Sorry, Alabama: You’re the Next Victims of ‘The Drake Curse’ , 12:12am, January 8

Celebrity fans bring about some of the coolest stories in sports. From acclaimed film director Spike Lee's boisterous, courtside presence…

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…

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

Standing inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Anthony Davis used his 7-foot-6 wingspan to hug the national championship trophy as tight as…