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).

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…

SEC coach goes on epic rant questioning coaches and schools in FBI reports College Basketball SEC coach goes on epic rant questioning coaches and schools in FBI reports , Content Editor 11:01am, February 25

Georgia Bulldogs coach Mark Fox went on an epic tirade in regard to the happenings and fallout from recent FBI…

Dick Vitale calls for disgraced Arizona coach Sean Miller’s job College Basketball Dick Vitale calls for disgraced Arizona coach Sean Miller’s job , Content Editor 7:37pm, February 24

ESPN's Dick Vitale believes Arizona coach Sean Miller should be fired following evidence of him discussing a $100,000 payment to ensure…

Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, re-opens commitment after debacle at Arizona College Basketball Shaq’s son, Shareef O’Neal, re-opens commitment after debacle at Arizona , Senior Content Editor 4:15pm, February 24

After Arizona head coach Sean Miller was reportedly caught on FBI wiretapping discussing a $100,000 payment to Deandre Ayton, Shareef O'Neal…

Disgraced Arizona coach Sean Miller’s status revealed after blockbuster wiretapping investigation College Basketball Disgraced Arizona coach Sean Miller’s status revealed after blockbuster wiretapping investigation , Senior Content Editor 3:23pm, February 24

FBI wiretaps picked up a telephone conversation between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins -- who the organization was…

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…

Pac-12 POY candidate ruled ineligible, school will appeal College Basketball Pac-12 POY candidate ruled ineligible, school 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 giving one small school an official visit College Basketball Five-star PF Jordan Brown giving one small school an 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…

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…

Georgetown signee breaks an Allen Iverson scoring record after 25 years College Basketball Georgetown signee breaks an Allen Iverson scoring record after 25 years , 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 reveals that Marvin Bagley’s injury may be more severe than previously thought College Basketball Coach K reveals that Marvin Bagley’s injury may be more severe than previously thought , 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…

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…

Former No. 3 overall NBA Draft pick says he’s ready to be a college hoops head coach College Basketball Former No. 3 overall NBA Draft pick says he’s ready to be a college hoops head 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’s major announcement has officially changed the school’s history College Basketball Louisville’s major announcement has officially changed the school’s history , 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…

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.…