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).

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.…

Four-star Auburn talent learns how long he’ll be out following gruesome injury Auburn Four-star Auburn talent learns how long he’ll be out following gruesome injury , 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 yet another scandal brewing at Michigan State Big Ten Tom Izzo won’t comment on yet 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…

Duke gets brutal news on the Marvin Bagley front ahead of top-15 matchup Clemson Duke gets brutal news on the Marvin Bagley front ahead of top-15 matchup , 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…

Yahoo Sports analyst says he would be ‘stunned’ if one coach keeps his job amid FBI probe College Basketball Yahoo Sports analyst says he would be ‘stunned’ if one coach keeps his job amid FBI probe , 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 one blue blood a visit College Basketball Five-star SG Tyrese Maxey giving one blue blood 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…

One rivalry game took a turn for the weird as a cheerleader was ejected College Basketball One rivalry game took a turn for the weird as a cheerleader was ejected , 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…

Four-star Auburn talent learns how long he’ll be out following gruesome injury Auburn Four-star Auburn talent learns how long he’ll be out following gruesome injury , 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…

Five-star SF Louis King spurns Kansas, will head cross country for school College Basketball Five-star SF Louis King spurns Kansas, will head cross country for school , 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…

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…

Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, reportedly makes new college choice after decommitting from Arizona College Basketball Shareef O’Neal, son of Shaq, reportedly makes new college choice after decommitting from Arizona , 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,…

Duke gets brutal news on the Marvin Bagley front ahead of top-15 matchup Clemson Duke gets brutal news on the Marvin Bagley front ahead of top-15 matchup , 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…

Kentucky survives upset bid from Vermont only second game into the season College Basketball Kentucky survives upset bid from Vermont only 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…

Five-star PG Jalen Suggs names school recruiting him the hardest College Basketball Five-star PG Jalen Suggs names school 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…

Louisville player gets revenge on Grayson Allen for all the players he’s ever tripped College Basketball Louisville player gets revenge on Grayson Allen for all the players he’s ever tripped , 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 national champ and Final Four M.O.P. reportedly lands with pro team College Basketball Former national champ and Final Four M.O.P. reportedly lands with pro team , 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…

This is the stripper who could take down Louisville’s basketball program College Basketball This is the stripper who could take down Louisville’s basketball program , 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…

Kentucky five-star freshman missing his second consecutive game College Basketball Kentucky five-star freshman missing his second consecutive game , 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…

Three blue blood losses give us historic day we haven’t seen in almost 60 years College Basketball Three blue blood losses give us historic day we haven’t seen in almost 60 years , 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 one blue blood a visit College Basketball Five-star SG Tyrese Maxey giving one blue blood 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…

No. 5 overall recruit Matthew Hurt sets five unofficial visits to some bluebloods College Basketball No. 5 overall recruit Matthew Hurt sets five unofficial visits to some bluebloods , 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…

After making huge decommit, five-star PG Ashton Hagans now making another major decision College Basketball After making huge decommit, five-star PG Ashton Hagans now making another major decision , 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…

Duke’s Grayson Allen recovering after missing the last three months of basketball training College Basketball Duke’s Grayson Allen recovering after missing the last three months of basketball training 12:16pm, July 19

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

Former two-time national champion coach hospitalized after health scare College Basketball Former two-time national champion coach hospitalized after health scare , 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…

College basketball stock watch: The John Calipari-Coach K recruiting war College Basketball College basketball stock watch: The John Calipari-Coach K 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…