College Football

The early days of college football on college campuses didn’t look much like the modern football games that Americans watch today. The games were unregulated and brutal. Although the Nov. 6, 1869 game between Rutgers University and College of New Jersey (Princeton University) is largely viewed as the first college football in American history, the game used modified London Football Association Rules. The first game that looks like today’s football games wasn’t played until years later. Popular rivalries such as Harvard and Yale, and Alabama and Auburn formed shortly thereafter.

In 2016 Sports Illustrated published findings from ESPN that found college football games airing on nationally-rated networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, EPN2, ESPNU and FS1) averaged about 2 million viewers per game. There are hundreds of college football teams in America, with the Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) consisting of more than 100 of them. FBS features the most competitive teams in college football, including “Power Five” conferences Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big 12 Conference, Big 10 Conference, Southeastern Conference and Pacific-12 Conference.

From injury statuses of key players, breaking news regarding coaches, commentary from popular sports analysts and more, FanBuzz keeps college football fans up to date on what’s going on with their favorite teams, how their rival teams are doing and more. From commitment announcements to Heisman contenders, keep up with important college football news and highlights here.

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Texas kicker Nick Rose was tired of seeing Wisconsin and Arkansas State get all the love for creative kicks so he came…

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Jesse Owens’ 80-Year-Old Record Finally Broken at Ohio State Ohio State Jesse Owens’ 80-Year-Old Record Finally Broken at Ohio State , 4:00pm, April 16

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South Carolina Football Ordered $2K Worth of Pizza. They Tipped the Driver 5 Bucks. South Carolina South Carolina Football Ordered $2K Worth of Pizza. They Tipped the Driver 5 Bucks. , 5:43pm, April 8

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Watch Bo Jackson Patiently Explain Who He Is to a Young Kid Auburn Watch Bo Jackson Patiently Explain Who He Is to a Young Kid , 10:30am, April 19

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Auburn Gymnast Breaks Both Legs in Horrifying Video Auburn Auburn Gymnast Breaks Both Legs in Horrifying Video , 2:09pm, April 8

What started as a simple floor routine, something she had done time and time again throughout her career, ended in…

Alabama Won’t Give Ha Ha Clinton-Dix His Degree Because of $1 Alabama Alabama Won’t Give Ha Ha Clinton-Dix His Degree Because of $1 , 3:16pm, April 19

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Former College Football Coach Running for U.S. Senator in Alabama College Football Former College Football Coach Running for U.S. Senator in Alabama , 4:22pm, April 8

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Jesse Owens’ 80-Year-Old Record Finally Broken at Ohio State Ohio State Jesse Owens’ 80-Year-Old Record Finally Broken at Ohio State , 4:00pm, April 16

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FSU Flashback: Seminoles Catch the Gators in “The Choke at Doak” Florida State FSU Flashback: Seminoles Catch the Gators in “The Choke at Doak” , 5:45pm, March 19

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“Bow” Jackson’s Pregame Ritual Only Adds to His Superhuman Legacy Auburn “Bow” Jackson’s Pregame Ritual Only Adds to His Superhuman Legacy , 3:27pm, April 19

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Dan Mullen Trolls Georgia’s National Title Drought Florida Dan Mullen Trolls Georgia’s National Title Drought , University of Florida for The League 12:53pm, April 18

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