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.

Alabama Running Back Done for the Summer With Injury Alabama Alabama Running Back Done for the Summer With Injury , 6:08pm, August 15

Since 2000, only two non-quarterbacks have won the Heisman trophy -- both of those were Alabama Crimson Tide running backs, Mark…

The Unforgettable Surprise This Indiana Walk-On Will Replay Forever College Football The Unforgettable Surprise This Indiana Walk-On Will Replay Forever , 3:53pm, August 15

Tom Allen was fired up. Man, was he ever. The Indiana football head coach had that look and tone in…

Where’s the Real Death Valley? LSU and Clemson Schedule Series to Find Out ACC Where’s the Real Death Valley? LSU and Clemson Schedule Series to Find Out , 2:43pm, August 15

LSU's Tiger Stadium ranks at the top of the heap compared to other SEC stadiums. Clemson's Memorial Stadium features one of the…

Urban Meyer Probe Costs Ohio State a Six-Figure Price Tag, and Maybe More Big Ten Urban Meyer Probe Costs Ohio State a Six-Figure Price Tag, and Maybe More , 10:28am, August 15

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps…

LSU Quarterback Transfers, Making Starting Job a Three-Horse Race College Football LSU Quarterback Transfers, Making Starting Job a Three-Horse Race , 10:00am, August 15

After quarterback Joe Burrow decided to leave Ohio State behind and head south to compete for the starting job with the…

Former Tennessee Star Finally Getting NFL Shot After Rape Acquittal College Football Former Tennessee Star Finally Getting NFL Shot After Rape Acquittal , 6:39pm, August 14

A.J. Johnson is arguably one of the best linebackers to ever play for the Tennessee Volunteers football program. He's first in Vols history…

Maryland Accepts Responsibility for Player’s Death Amid Football Culture Scandal College Football Maryland Accepts Responsibility for Player’s Death Amid Football Culture Scandal , 4:45pm, August 14

It has been a tragic offseason for Maryland Terrapins football, one many would like to soon forget but never will.…

Will Muschamp Whiffed, and Now South Carolina Has a Huge Problem College Football Will Muschamp Whiffed, and Now South Carolina Has a Huge Problem , 3:57pm, August 14

On June 13, 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair died after suffering a heatstroke during a workout with the University of…

Watch This Video and Get Hype for Georgia Bulldogs Football College Football Watch This Video and Get Hype for Georgia Bulldogs Football , 2:30pm, August 14

The Georgia Bulldogs outlasted Baker Mayfield's Oklahoma Sooners in double overtime of the national semifinal, but fell victim to the…

The Lone Quarterback Taking Control of Florida’s Starting Job College Football The Lone Quarterback Taking Control of Florida’s Starting Job , 1:10pm, August 14

Sustained success at Florida is hard to come by. Since Urban Meyer's run as the Gators head coach ended following…

One Source Says Alabama’s Quarterback Competition is Already Over Alabama One Source Says Alabama’s Quarterback Competition is Already Over , 11:10am, August 14

For months, junior Jalen Hurts and sophomore Tua Tagovailoa have been at odds over who will be the starting quarterback…

These Iconic College Sports Chants Will Give You Goosebumps College Basketball These Iconic College Sports Chants Will Give You Goosebumps , 5:03pm, August 13

No matter what college or university you end up at around the country, each one has its own unique history.…

How a 2013 Arrest Makes the Ohio State Scandal Look Even Worse Big Ten How a 2013 Arrest Makes the Ohio State Scandal Look Even Worse , 4:32pm, August 13

While the college football world continues to sit on pins and needles, waiting for the results of an outside firm’s…

The New Ole Miss Mascot is the Worst Shark in Football History College Football The New Ole Miss Mascot is the Worst Shark in Football History , 2:44pm, August 13

Remember that time “left shark” went rogue during Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show? How about the time Willie…

See For Yourself: Alabama’s New All-Access Series Doesn’t Mess Around Alabama See For Yourself: Alabama’s New All-Access Series Doesn’t Mess Around , 6:11pm, August 10

The Alabama Crimson Tide are the toast of college football. They are defending the national championship, the preseason No. 1…

Don’t Mess with the Big 12 When it Comes to the Best Uniforms Big 12 Don’t Mess with the Big 12 When it Comes to the Best Uniforms , 4:32pm, August 10

If you are searching for the most eclectic uniforms in college football, look no further than the Big 12 Conference.…

Former LSU Running Back Lost for Season After Tearing ACL College Football Former LSU Running Back Lost for Season After Tearing ACL , 4:06pm, August 10

Derrius Guice was a second-round pick in this year's NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Heading into the season, the former…

Ex-Bulldog Sony Michel Sets Up Georgia With a Special Surprise College Football Ex-Bulldog Sony Michel Sets Up Georgia With a Special Surprise , 12:51pm, August 10

Football training camps are hot, humid and tiresome. Team chemistry and preparation for the long season ahead are the mantras…

Jameis Winston was tired of ESPN’s coverage of him, and got revenge on draft night in a very clever way Florida State Jameis Winston was tired of ESPN’s coverage of him, and got revenge on draft night in a very clever way 11:24pm, August 11

Leading up to the draft, Jameis Winston and his camp had had it with what it considered unfair coverage by…

Chad Johnson Jr. names the “dream school” in his recruitment Pac-12 Chad Johnson Jr. names the “dream school” in his recruitment , Senior Content Editor 12:53pm, March 2

Ready to feel old? Yes, we have already moved on from Chad Johnson's stint in the NFL and are now…

LSU adds Big Ten coordinator to fill out its coaching staff LSU LSU adds Big Ten coordinator to fill out its coaching staff , Content Editor 2:07pm, February 8

Bill Busch will be joining the LSU Tigers as a safeties coach. Now the program's 10th assistant, no more staff…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over , Senior Content Editor 9:14am, October 2

Eight! Eight of our Top 25 teams lost in Week 5, including our No. 1 overall team -- Louisville. With…

Game Preview: LSU vs UL-Monroe LSU Game Preview: LSU vs UL-Monroe , Senior Content Editor 11:20pm, September 12

RECORDS: UL-Monroe (2-0) at LSU (2-0, No. 10 AP) GAME TIME: 7:00 p.m. Saturday CHANNEL: ESPN U WHERE: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA THE LINE: LSU, -31; over/under,…

Former LSU All-American granted permission to speak with four teams on transfer LSU Former LSU All-American granted permission to speak with four teams on transfer , Senior Content Editor 9:40am, August 3

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced Maea Teuhema had been suspended from the Tigers football team as of Wednesday morning.…

Near 300-pound middle schooler already has three major SEC offers, including a perennial title contender College Football Near 300-pound middle schooler already has three major SEC offers, including a perennial title contender , Editor 9:37pm, July 23

When I first saw this picture, I did a double take. You will, too. Meet Jaheim Oatis, who is in…

Five-star Georgia signee Cade Mays has conference rivals riled up over Snapchat video Auburn Five-star Georgia signee Cade Mays has conference rivals riled up over Snapchat video , Content Editor 10:59am, December 27

Five-star Georgia signee Cade Mays, a Knoxville native and former Tennessee commit, took a shot at the Vols, as well…

Four-star DE Justin Eboigbe names programs recruiting him the hardest Florida Four-star DE Justin Eboigbe names programs recruiting him the hardest , Associate Content Editor 3:44pm, February 19

Four-star defensive end Justin Eboigbe now has over 20 offers from schools and he just visited with the Clemson Tigers…

Former head coach, longtime FSU assistant announces retirement from coaching Florida State Former head coach, longtime FSU assistant announces retirement from coaching , Associate Content Editor 3:31pm, February 26

Chuck Amato has been coaching Division-I football since 1971 and has had assistant coaching stops at N.C. State, Arizona, Florida…

Duke gets more brutal news on the status of star Marvin Bagley III ACC Duke gets more brutal news on the status of star Marvin Bagley III , Content Editor 5:59pm, February 21

Duke freshman forward Marvin Bagley III will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Blue Devils host Louisville at Cameron…

Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance Big 12 Guaranteed first rounder might have just changed that status with poor Combine performance , Associate Content Editor 2:07pm, March 2

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was believed to be a guaranteed first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. That was until…

After being dismissed by Penn State, one DL now transferring to a fourth school College Football After being dismissed by Penn State, one DL now transferring to a fourth school , FanBuzz Writer 9:40pm, January 6

Transfers are more prevalent than ever in the world of college sports and that is certainly the case with defensive…

New Florida State assistant left Michigan State despite Spartans stepping up financially Florida State New Florida State assistant left Michigan State despite Spartans stepping up financially , FanBuzz Writer 11:00am, January 14

Harlon Barnett made a huge move for himself this past week by skipping town on the Michigan State Spartans and…

NFL executives compare Todd Gurley to NFL stars Georgia NFL executives compare Todd Gurley to NFL stars 12:25pm, September 3

After setting the Georgia record for most all-purpose yards in school history (293), Todd Gurley has gotten national attention for…

From red zone to combat zone, why former Bama RB back Glen Coffee traded the NFL for the Army Rangers Alabama From red zone to combat zone, why former Bama RB back Glen Coffee traded the NFL for the Army Rangers 1:48am, August 9

Glen Coffee was a very productive running back during his time at Alabama. A a junior, Coffee rushed for 1,501…

Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo Big 12 Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo , Senior Content Editor 4:39pm, August 13

The Baylor Bears took their 2015 team photo on Thursday and a subtle jab at Big 12 rival TCU appeared…

Suddenly A&M’s two sure-fire QB candidates are looking over their shoulders at this guy College Football Suddenly A&M’s two sure-fire QB candidates are looking over their shoulders at this guy 2:04pm, August 12

To no fault of their own, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray have been in the headlines, have earned the accolades…