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.

The Tate Martell Show Will Be So Perfect for Miami and It Starts Now ACC The Tate Martell Show Will Be So Perfect for Miami and It Starts Now , Florida State University for The League, 4:27pm, March 21

After what seemed like forever, Tate Martell has finally been ruled eligible for the Miami Hurricanes. The transfer quarterback from…

Auburn Opens as Huge Underdog Against Alabama for 2019 Iron Bowl Auburn Auburn Opens as Huge Underdog Against Alabama for 2019 Iron Bowl , 3:19pm, March 21

The Iron Bowl was first played in 1893 when the Auburn Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 32-22. Since then,…

The 11 Craziest Trick Plays in College Football History College Football The 11 Craziest Trick Plays in College Football History , 5:30pm, March 20

The best part of college football is the amount of ingenuity and creativity that coaches can cook up. The collegiate…

This NCAA Commercial Makes No Sense, and Real Student-Athletes Called It Out College Basketball This NCAA Commercial Makes No Sense, and Real Student-Athletes Called It Out , 4:35pm, March 20

The NCAA Tournament dominates the sports world and makes millions of dollars for advertisers, television networks, local businesses, and, most…

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

Heading into the final game of the 1994 college football regular season, the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators were…

March Madness College Football Edition: Picking the 2019 Bracket Champ College Football March Madness College Football Edition: Picking the 2019 Bracket Champ , 12:54pm, March 19

Give someone an inch and watch them take it a mile. That’s exactly what is about to happen here because,…

Hey, Clemson: You Should Thank Alabama for Your Dynasty Alabama Hey, Clemson: You Should Thank Alabama for Your Dynasty , 2:36pm, March 18

Every great story needs conflict. The main character should be challenged by a fierce rival who will stop at nothing…

Bulldogs’ Best Throwback: Entire Georgia Team Celebrates the “Gator Stomp” Georgia Bulldogs’ Best Throwback: Entire Georgia Team Celebrates the “Gator Stomp” , 5:30pm, March 15

Back in 2007, the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party was anything but one of college football's best rivalries. From 1990…

Lee Brice: The Clemson Football Player Turned Country Music Superstar Clemson Lee Brice: The Clemson Football Player Turned Country Music Superstar , 1:44pm, March 15

Before he was burning up country music playlists with songs like "A Woman Like You," "Love Like Crazy," and "I…

Florida State’s Projected 2019 Win Total is Just Too High and Risky ACC Florida State’s Projected 2019 Win Total is Just Too High and Risky , Florida State University for The League, 11:56am, March 15

With the win total projections being released for the 2019 college football season, what does it look like for the…

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The No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies will have an opportunity to win an SEC Championship on their home turf when…

These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love the SEC More Than You Know SEC These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love the SEC More Than You Know , 2:47pm, March 14

Every university in the country has notable alumni and each college sports team has at least one big-time celebrity fan.…

Florida Honors Legendary FSU Coach’s Retirement, Then Pours on 20 Runs College Baseball Florida Honors Legendary FSU Coach’s Retirement, Then Pours on 20 Runs , University of Florida for The League 2:42pm, March 14

Mike Martin is the greatest college baseball coach of all time. He is the only NCAA coach in any sport…

Bama’s Best Throwback: Terrence Cody Beats Tennessee on “Good Ol’ Rocky Block” Alabama Bama’s Best Throwback: Terrence Cody Beats Tennessee on “Good Ol’ Rocky Block” , 6:00pm, March 13

On October 24, 2009, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide hosted the upset-mined Tennessee Volunteers for another installment of the "Third…

JFK’s Moon Speech Needed Spice, So He Added In a Forgotten Texas Football Rivalry College Football JFK’s Moon Speech Needed Spice, So He Added In a Forgotten Texas Football Rivalry , 5:14pm, March 13

Somewhere inside the John. F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum sits one of the most memorable speeches in United States…

The Aggies Extend Texas’ Greatest Streak, Plus Beat Tennis’ No. 1 Team in Stellar Weekend Texas A&M The Aggies Extend Texas’ Greatest Streak, Plus Beat Tennis’ No. 1 Team in Stellar Weekend , Texas A&M for The League, 3:53pm, March 13

The Texas A&M Aggies men’s tennis team started the 2019 season strong and climbed to the No. 19 ranking nationally…

Dan Mullen Jabs Georgia, Adding More Fuel to This Rivalry’s Growing Fire College Football Dan Mullen Jabs Georgia, Adding More Fuel to This Rivalry’s Growing Fire , 4:48pm, March 12

Spring football practices are finally underway, which means that the college football season will be upon us sooner than you…

These Florida Gators Have Earned $600 Million (And Counting) Playing in the NFL College Football These Florida Gators Have Earned $600 Million (And Counting) Playing in the NFL , University of Florida for The League 11:59am, March 12

Everyone is getting paid in the NFL. Antonio Brown just finessed his way into becoming the highest-paid wide receiver. Maurkice…

Auburn Opens as Huge Underdog Against Alabama for 2019 Iron Bowl Auburn Auburn Opens as Huge Underdog Against Alabama for 2019 Iron Bowl , 3:19pm, March 21

The Iron Bowl was first played in 1893 when the Auburn Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide, 32-22. Since then,…

The Tate Martell Show Will Be So Perfect for Miami and It Starts Now ACC The Tate Martell Show Will Be So Perfect for Miami and It Starts Now , Florida State University for The League, 4:27pm, March 21

After what seemed like forever, Tate Martell has finally been ruled eligible for the Miami Hurricanes. The transfer quarterback from…

This NCAA Commercial Makes No Sense, and Real Student-Athletes Called It Out College Basketball This NCAA Commercial Makes No Sense, and Real Student-Athletes Called It Out , 4:35pm, March 20

The NCAA Tournament dominates the sports world and makes millions of dollars for advertisers, television networks, local businesses, and, most…

Hey, Clemson: You Should Thank Alabama for Your Dynasty Alabama Hey, Clemson: You Should Thank Alabama for Your Dynasty , 2:36pm, March 18

Every great story needs conflict. The main character should be challenged by a fierce rival who will stop at nothing…

Alabama, West Virginia Announce 2 Future Games Against Each Other Alabama Alabama, West Virginia Announce 2 Future Games Against Each Other , 6:06pm, February 22

Despite the Alabama Crimson Tide football team dominating weaker opponents more often than most college football fans would like, they're…

The 7 Early Favorites to Take Home the 2019 Heisman Trophy College Football The 7 Early Favorites to Take Home the 2019 Heisman Trophy , 4:55pm, February 18

After dicing up the Alabama Crimson Tide defense last month for 347 passing yards and three touchdowns, showing the entire…

The Votes Are In: Who’s the Most Hated Team in College Football? College Football The Votes Are In: Who’s the Most Hated Team in College Football? , 5:00pm, February 11

College football fans love to debate the AP Top 25 rankings every season, especially when you attend the University of…

Girl Power: How Women’s Sports Became the Backbone of Florida Athletics Florida Girl Power: How Women’s Sports Became the Backbone of Florida Athletics , University of Florida for The League 12:46pm, March 1

There’s a reason the University of Florida is known as the everything school. Aside from a top-10 ranking among the…

Florida vs. Miami Moved Into Prime Time Slot to Kickoff 2019 Season ACC Florida vs. Miami Moved Into Prime Time Slot to Kickoff 2019 Season , 6:20pm, March 7

The opening weekend of college football is becoming the proving ground for every major team. If you want a spot…

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

Heading into the final game of the 1994 college football regular season, the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators were…

10 Big and Bold Predictions for the 2019 College Football Season College Football 10 Big and Bold Predictions for the 2019 College Football Season , 4:52pm, January 24

The Clemson Tigers and rising superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence are the kings of college football after beating the Alabama Crimson…

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Remember Florida’s Two-Title Feat in 2006? Here’s Why No School Will Do That Any Time Soon College Basketball Remember Florida’s Two-Title Feat in 2006? Here’s Why No School Will Do That Any Time Soon , University of Florida for The League 11:05am, March 11

In 2006, the University of Florida was undoubtedly the center of the college sports world. The Florida Gators became the…

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When the name Bear Bryant comes up in casual conversation, most fans picture the stern-faced, hard-nosed leader of the Alabama…

Florida State’s Projected 2019 Win Total is Just Too High and Risky ACC Florida State’s Projected 2019 Win Total is Just Too High and Risky , Florida State University for The League, 11:56am, March 15

With the win total projections being released for the 2019 college football season, what does it look like for the…

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

Long Before His Heisman, Kyler Murray Ran a Blazing Fast 40-Yard Dash Big 12 Long Before His Heisman, Kyler Murray Ran a Blazing Fast 40-Yard Dash , 5:00pm, February 12

Prior to his Heisman Trophy, before becoming a first-round MLB Draft pick, and even earlier than watching Baker Mayfield torch…

Apparently, Nick Saban Tells ‘Deez Nuts’ Jokes During Practice Alabama Apparently, Nick Saban Tells ‘Deez Nuts’ Jokes During Practice , 1:05pm, February 1

The large majority of college football fans look at the Alabama Crimson Tide's fearless leader in Tuscaloosa as some kind…