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.

What Happened to O.J. Simpson’s Kids & Where Are They Now? College Football What Happened to O.J. Simpson’s Kids & Where Are They Now? , The League 7:55pm, May 14

The infamous story of O.J. Simpson is one every sports fan has heard. The former USC and Buffalo Bills running…

The 5 Best Football Coaches in Auburn History, Ranked Auburn The 5 Best Football Coaches in Auburn History, Ranked , The League 5:05pm, May 13

Gus Malzahn's time as the head coach of the Auburn Tigers has concluded. The man who first rose to prominence…

Why Are Florida’s Colors Orange and Blue? College Football Why Are Florida’s Colors Orange and Blue? , Staff Writer 5:55pm, May 11

The University of Florida is home to some of the SEC's greatest traditions and pastimes. Nothing pumped up the crowd…

Michael Dyer Sealed Auburn’s National Title, But Was He Down? Auburn Michael Dyer Sealed Auburn’s National Title, But Was He Down? , Original Author 5:30pm, May 9

For the Auburn Tigers, the 2010 college football season was magical and historic. From quarterback Cam Newton winning the Heisman…

The 10 Best Quarterbacks in Florida State History, Ranked ACC The 10 Best Quarterbacks in Florida State History, Ranked , The League 5:30pm, May 3

Bobby Bowden took over as head coach for the Florida State Seminoles and transformed the school into a true college…

DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom Survived a Violent Acid Attack, And Became His Inspiration Clemson DeAndre Hopkins’ Mom Survived a Violent Acid Attack, And Became His Inspiration , The League 4:30pm, May 2

DeAndre Hopkins has ranked among the upper echelon of NFL wide receivers since breaking out with the Houston Texans as…

Sean Taylor’s Daughter Jackie is Carrying on His Athletic Legacy College Football Sean Taylor’s Daughter Jackie is Carrying on His Athletic Legacy , The League 10:30am, May 1

Nearly 14 ago, Washington Commanders, then-Redskins, free safety Sean Taylor left this world too soon. When an act of violence…

“If I Had to Pick One…” Nick Saban’s Favorite Alabama Win is One of His Best Alabama “If I Had to Pick One…” Nick Saban’s Favorite Alabama Win is One of His Best , 1:06pm, April 30

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban came to Tuscaloosa in 2007 inheriting a program that was coming off a 6-7 record and…

Jordan Davis’ Mom Raised Him & His Brothers on Her Own College Football Jordan Davis’ Mom Raised Him & His Brothers on Her Own , Staff Writer 5:21pm, April 28

Jordan Davis anchored one of the best defenses college football has ever seen last season The Georgia defensive tackle has…

Trent Richardson Was An NFL Draft Bust, But Where Is He Now? Alabama Trent Richardson Was An NFL Draft Bust, But Where Is He Now? , Staff Writer 2:00pm, April 27

At the height of his playing career, Trent Richardson was unstoppable. The 5-foot-9 running back resembled a bowling ball when…

Georgia Defensive Lineman Jordan Davis is a Physical Freak College Football Georgia Defensive Lineman Jordan Davis is a Physical Freak , Contributor 11:15am, April 27

The last game that defensive tackle Jordan Davis played in was a victory in the CFP National Championship against Alabama.…

Death Valley’s Finest: The 10 Best Clemson Quarterbacks of All Time ACC Death Valley’s Finest: The 10 Best Clemson Quarterbacks of All Time , The League 6:00pm, April 26

Ever since Dabo Swinney arrived in South Carolina to take over Clemson football, the landscape changed. The Tigers have become…

The Dip Behind the Drip: How Sauce Gardner Got His Nickname College Football The Dip Behind the Drip: How Sauce Gardner Got His Nickname , Staff Writer 3:45pm, April 26

When he's off the field, Ahmad Gardner is a reserved kid who admits he's never smoked or drank alcohol. When…

Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson II is a Standout Draft Prospect Among Edge Rushers ACC Florida State’s Jermaine Johnson II is a Standout Draft Prospect Among Edge Rushers , Contributor 10:45am, April 26

It’s been a long and winding road through college football, but defensive end Jermaine Johnson II has put himself in…

Will Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt Be a First Round Pick? College Football Will Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt Be a First Round Pick? , Contributor 2:34pm, April 25

Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt is an intriguing talent and an athletic specimen who could add stoutness to an NFL…

The 5 Greatest Quarterbacks in Auburn Tigers History, Ranked Auburn The 5 Greatest Quarterbacks in Auburn Tigers History, Ranked , Original Author 10:42am, April 25

By now, it's no secret. Auburn University has produced some of the greatest quarterbacks in SEC and college football history.…

Matt Corral’s Parents Have Been His Biggest Supporters Since Day One College Football Matt Corral’s Parents Have Been His Biggest Supporters Since Day One , Staff Writer 4:15pm, April 22

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral had college football fans asking "Who is this kid?" left and right during the first…

Georgia’s Colors Were Almost Red, Black and…Yellow? The History Behind UGA’s Famous Red & Black Georgia Georgia’s Colors Were Almost Red, Black and…Yellow? The History Behind UGA’s Famous Red & Black , Staff Writer 12:36pm, April 22

There are certain pieces of information every true Georgia Bulldogs fan should have memorized. The University of Georgia being established…

“If I Had to Pick One…” Nick Saban’s Favorite Alabama Win is One of His Best Alabama “If I Had to Pick One…” Nick Saban’s Favorite Alabama Win is One of His Best , 1:06pm, April 30

Alabama football head coach Nick Saban came to Tuscaloosa in 2007 inheriting a program that was coming off a 6-7 record and…

Texas A&M’s Mascot Kidnapping Was a Rivalry Prank Gone Wrong Texas A&M Texas A&M’s Mascot Kidnapping Was a Rivalry Prank Gone Wrong , Staff Writer 5:30pm, March 28

The best college football mascots are live mascots. Change my mind. From the adorable Uga the bulldog that roams the sidelines on University of…

What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is the Former NFL QB Now? LSU What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is the Former NFL QB Now? , The League 11:34am, April 14

Anyone who knows football remembers the name JaMarcus Russell. The former No. 1 overall pick is considered to be one…

The 7 Best Seminole Wide Receivers in Florida State History, Ranked Florida State The 7 Best Seminole Wide Receivers in Florida State History, Ranked , The League 9:00am, April 18

The Florida State Seminoles have a plethora of terrific and talented players in their history. Thinking about some of the great…

Why Are Florida’s Colors Orange and Blue? College Football Why Are Florida’s Colors Orange and Blue? , Staff Writer 5:55pm, May 11

The University of Florida is home to some of the SEC's greatest traditions and pastimes. Nothing pumped up the crowd…

Auburn’s Colors Were Stolen From Another School Auburn Auburn’s Colors Were Stolen From Another School , Staff Writer 4:15pm, March 30

The Southeastern Conference is full of history, traditions and rivalries. Mascot thievery and degrading chants are just a way of…

The 5 Greatest Quarterbacks in Auburn Tigers History, Ranked Auburn The 5 Greatest Quarterbacks in Auburn Tigers History, Ranked , Original Author 10:42am, April 25

By now, it's no secret. Auburn University has produced some of the greatest quarterbacks in SEC and college football history.…

Georgia’s Colors Were Almost Red, Black and…Yellow? The History Behind UGA’s Famous Red & Black Georgia Georgia’s Colors Were Almost Red, Black and…Yellow? The History Behind UGA’s Famous Red & Black , Staff Writer 12:36pm, April 22

There are certain pieces of information every true Georgia Bulldogs fan should have memorized. The University of Georgia being established…

Mike Evans Once Donated $40,000 in Scholarships to Texas A&M University Texas A&M Mike Evans Once Donated $40,000 in Scholarships to Texas A&M University , 11:00am, April 17

The best part about sports aren't the conference titles and national championships a team delivers. (Although those are pretty nice,…

Chris Chiozza’s Iconic Buzzer-Beater Will Always Be Florida’s Greatest Shot College Basketball Chris Chiozza’s Iconic Buzzer-Beater Will Always Be Florida’s Greatest Shot , Staff Writer 3:35pm, March 22

The 2017 Florida Gators basketball team wasn't a team of destiny quite like the 2006 and 2007 national championship teams.…