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…

Oregon picks up commitment from five-star SF Louis King College Basketball Oregon picks up commitment from five-star SF Louis King , Associate Content Editor 11:04am, September 22

Five-star Louis King has officially made his decision on a commitment and he made the announcement in a video on…

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…

Georgia coach Mark Fox isn't passing the buck amid FBI probe College Basketball Georgia coach Mark Fox isn't passing the buck amid FBI probe , 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…

Report: Arizona decommit Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, commits to UCLA College Basketball Report: Arizona decommit Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, commits to UCLA , Content Editor 8:08pm, February 27

Four-star forward Shareef O'Neal, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, announced his commitment to UCLA on Tuesday,…

Donovan Mitchell slaps Grayson Allen mid-game | FanBuzz College Basketball Donovan Mitchell slaps Grayson Allen mid-game | FanBuzz , Associate Content Editor 5:07pm, January 14

Remember all those times when Duke guard Grayson Allen tripped a player? Did that make you angry? Well, it made…

Former Final Four M.O.P. Miles Simons to sign with Lakers | FanBuzz College Basketball Former Final Four M.O.P. Miles Simons to sign with Lakers | FanBuzz , Associate Content Editor 10:27pm, May 25

Former Arizona standout and Final Four Most Outstanding Player in 1997 Miles Simon has found a new gig. While he…

Kentucky survives upset bid from Vermont second game into the season College Basketball Kentucky survives upset bid from Vermont second game into the season , Associate Content Editor 5:36pm, November 12

Kentucky already got one win over the weekend with a 73-63 win over Utah Valley, but their game on Sunday…

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…

Five-star PG Jalen Suggs says Iowa is recruiting him the hardest College Basketball Five-star PG Jalen Suggs says Iowa is recruiting him the hardest , Associate Content Editor 4:36pm, February 26

Five-star point guard Jalen Suggs will have plenty of offers once he gets closer to a commitment --- he is…

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…

Quade Green to miss his second game of the week College Basketball Quade Green to miss his second game of the week , Associate Content Editor 3:12pm, January 13

Former five-star point guard Quade Green will not be available for Kentucky against Vanderbilt on Saturday. It's the second game…

Five-star PF Matthew Hurt has five unofficial visits set College Basketball Five-star PF Matthew Hurt has five unofficial visits set , Associate Content Editor 11:22am, September 12

Five-star power forward Matthew Hurt still has another two years before he ends up on a college campus, but he…

Kentucky, Kansas, Duke all lose to unranked teams on same day College Basketball Kentucky, Kansas, Duke all lose to unranked teams on same day , Associate Content Editor 8:10pm, February 3

This college basketball season has been one of the more wild ones in recent memory with no unbeatens left even…

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…

Duke's Grayson Allen underwent ankle surgery this offseason College Basketball Duke's Grayson Allen underwent ankle surgery this offseason 12:16pm, July 19

Duke guard Grayson Allen shocked a lot of people when he elected to return to Duke for another season under…

Five-star PG Ashton Hagans will reclassify to the 2018 class College Basketball Five-star PG Ashton Hagans will reclassify to the 2018 class , Content Editor 4:49pm, February 26

Five-star point guard Ashton Hagans will reclassify to the 2018 class. This news comes only a few hours after he…

Former Louisville coach Denny Crum suffers mild stroke College Basketball Former Louisville coach Denny Crum suffers mild stroke , Associate Content Editor 4:12pm, August 31

Former Louisville coach Denny Crum is a living legend in the state of Kentucky and so even Wildcats fans will…

CBB stock watch: The John Calipari-Mike Krzyzewski recruiting war College Basketball CBB stock watch: The John Calipari-Mike Krzyzewski recruiting war , Content Editor 1:02pm, January 23

While we don't consistently get battles between the Duke Blue Devils and Kentucky Wildcats on the hardwood, there's one brewing…