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.

Butch Jones, Bielema and Rich Rod reportedly at Alabama's Pro Day Alabama Butch Jones, Bielema and Rich Rod reportedly at Alabama's Pro Day , Senior Content Editor 9:49pm, March 7

NFL scouts and coaches weren't the only ones in attendance at Alabama's Pro Day on Wednesday. Among those at the…

Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates his time at Florida Big Ten Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates his time at Florida , Associate Content Editor 5:59pm, March 6

Former Florida coach Jim McElwain has officially joined the Michigan staff as the wide receivers coach. He's got his new bio…

Houston DT Ed Oliver declares for 2019 NFL Draft College Football Houston DT Ed Oliver declares for 2019 NFL Draft , Senior Content Editor 1:12pm, March 6

Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver is only a sophomore right now, so he could not declare for this year's NFL…

Four-star ATH Diwun Black decommits from Mississippi State SEC Four-star ATH Diwun Black decommits from Mississippi State , Associate Content Editor 11:04am, March 5

Four-star athlete Diwun Black had been committed to Mississippi State and Dan Mullen (at the time) since September, but it…

Four-star DE Jaren Handy commits to LSU LSU Four-star DE Jaren Handy commits to LSU , Senior Content Editor 6:10pm, March 4

Yet another of the top recruits from the 2019 class has made a decision. On Saturday, four-star defensive end Jaren…

Lane Kiffin says coaches wives are indications of good recruiters College Football Lane Kiffin says coaches wives are indications of good recruiters , Senior Content Editor 4:01pm, March 4

Lane Kiffin went in-depth with CBS Sports about his 24-year-old coaching prodigy, Charlie Weis Jr. While talking up Weis, Kiffin…

Report: Former Michigan OC Tim Drevno heading to USC Pac-12 Report: Former Michigan OC Tim Drevno heading to USC , Senior Content Editor 12:29pm, March 4

According to Rivals.com, former Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno is heading back out west to take a job at USC.…

Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition Big Ten Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 3

Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was expected to be a first-round NFL Draft pick this season after an excellent…

Four-star WR Jashawn Sheffield names the four schools sticking out College Football Four-star WR Jashawn Sheffield names the four schools sticking out , Associate Content Editor 2:56pm, March 3

Four-star receiver Jashawn Sheffield said back in April of 2017 that Florida State had taken the lead in his recruitment.…

Former Alabama National Champion Nick Gentry joining UAB staff Alabama Former Alabama National Champion Nick Gentry joining UAB staff , Associate Content Editor 2:15pm, March 3

Former two-time BCS National Champion Nick Gentry has been in the coaching ranks since his time at Alabama came to…

Four-star DT Keyon Ware-Hudson says Oregon is recruiting him hardest Pac-12 Four-star DT Keyon Ware-Hudson says Oregon is recruiting him hardest , Associate Content Editor 12:04pm, March 3

Four-star defensive tackle Keyon Ware-Hudson is about to hit the summer as a highly coveted defensive tackle recruit in the…

Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools talking to him the most Ohio State Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools talking to him the most , Associate Content Editor 11:16am, March 3

Four-star strong side defensive end Savion Jackson has a ton of schools pushing for him as he already has 18…

Four-star OLB De'Gabriel Floyd drops top 7 schools list College Football Four-star OLB De'Gabriel Floyd drops top 7 schools list , Associate Content Editor 11:03am, March 3

Four-star outside linebacker De'Gabriel Floyd is a hot commodity on the recruiting trail right now as he has 25 Division-I…

Four-star safety Jalani Williams names top 8 schools College Football Four-star safety Jalani Williams names top 8 schools , Associate Content Editor 10:45am, March 3

Four-star safety Jalani Williams has seen his recruitment heat up as he has over 20 offers right now to play…

Four-star QB Cade McNamara decommits from Notre Dame College Football Four-star QB Cade McNamara decommits from Notre Dame , Associate Content Editor 10:06am, March 3

Four-star quarterback Cade McNamara had been committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish since July of 2017, but it appears…

Alabama reportedly bringing back Daniel Bush to its staff Alabama Alabama reportedly bringing back Daniel Bush to its staff , Associate Content Editor 5:05pm, March 2

The Alabama football team has lost several coaches this offseason, but it looks like they will be getting one recruiting…

Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona College Basketball Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 2

Four-star point guard Brandon Williams had been committed to Arizona since last summer, but with all of the cheating allegations against…

USC grad transfer Roy Hemsley is headed to Arizona State Pac-12 USC grad transfer Roy Hemsley is headed to Arizona State , Associate Content Editor 3:13pm, March 2

Herm Edwards has not even coached his first collegiate game at Arizona State, but has already been dealing with some…

Arizona grad transfer TE Trevor Wood commits to Texas A&M Texas A&M Arizona grad transfer TE Trevor Wood commits to Texas A&M , Senior Content Editor 3:55pm, February 28

After four years with Arizona, big 6-foot-5 tight end Trevor Wood is moving on as a graduate transfer, and it…

Georgia fans react poorly to loss in National Championship game Georgia Georgia fans react poorly to loss in National Championship game , Content Editor 10:49am, January 9

The Georgia Bulldogs fell short against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday night. It is a real shame too, as…

Tennessee annual student boxing event ends in tragedy Tennessee Tennessee annual student boxing event ends in tragedy , Content Editor 11:19am, February 24

A University of Tennessee student participating in the Ace Miller Boxing tournament at the Knoxville Expo Center on Friday night,…

Texas A&M hated the Seahawks’ unabashed use of ’12th Man,’ and finally the Aggies have won NFL News Texas A&M hated the Seahawks’ unabashed use of ’12th Man,’ and finally the Aggies have won 11:34am, August 16

Through years of bickering and litigation, it now appears that Texas A&M has regained exclusivity of the "12th Man" motto.…

One Tennessee freshman is still getting used to his position switch Tennessee One Tennessee freshman is still getting used to his position switch , Associate Content Editor 11:28am, August 15

Jauan Jennings was recruited to Tennessee originally to play quarterback. However, he ended up switching to wide receiver with the…

Top 25 college football teams by arrests over the past five years yields a surprising No. 1 College Football Top 25 college football teams by arrests over the past five years yields a surprising No. 1 , Senior Content Editor 9:37am, October 19

Mike Rosenberg, a former San Jose Mercury News reporter, has been analyzing arrest data for major sports, including NFL, NBA…

Relive Jadeveon Clowney’s earth-shattering hit against Michigan — maybe the most vicious ever College Football Relive Jadeveon Clowney’s earth-shattering hit against Michigan — maybe the most vicious ever 11:51pm, November 19

It was the college football equivalent of a "where were you when" moment. Where were you when South Carolina's Jadeveon…

Tennessee might play more freshmen than we think Tennessee Tennessee might play more freshmen than we think , Associate Content Editor 3:43pm, August 16

There's been a lot of talk about depth and having experience regarding the Tennessee Volunteers. However, it looks like there's…

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…

Bama's Best TBT: Langham pick six wins Bama inaugural SEC Championship Alabama Bama's Best TBT: Langham pick six wins Bama inaugural SEC Championship 7:00pm, November 28

As Alabama and Florida get ready to face off for an incredible ninth time in SEC Championship history, let's look…

Dak Prescott and two other Mississippi State players jumped at concert in Panama City Beach College Football Dak Prescott and two other Mississippi State players jumped at concert in Panama City Beach 8:00am, August 20

New York Jets QB Geno Smith has received a lot of press lately for getting sucker punched by a former…

The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way Tennessee The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way , Associate Content Editor 2:18pm, August 14

Tennessee has undergone a drastic change in culture. They Vols have gone from loveable losers to SEC darlings in the span…

QB guru says Blake Barnett is one of the best he's ever seen Alabama QB guru says Blake Barnett is one of the best he's ever seen 5:53pm, August 16

Alabama true freshman has been working hard to be a part of the solution at quarterback for the Alabama Crimson…

Former Clemson WR puts a killer move on CB D'Angelo Hall Clemson Former Clemson WR puts a killer move on CB D'Angelo Hall , Associate Content Editor 3:33pm, August 12

The Houston Texans and Washington Redskins were in a joint practice, which was filmed on HBO's show "Hard Knocks." You…

Myles Garrett gets tackled by Auburn LT; not called holding Texas A&M Myles Garrett gets tackled by Auburn LT; not called holding 5:17pm, November 8

Myles Garrett has been causing problems for left tackles all season long, setting the freshman sack record with 11 sacks…

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…

LSU QB Brandon Harris had ‘explosive’ performance in closed scrimmage LSU LSU QB Brandon Harris had ‘explosive’ performance in closed scrimmage 12:17am, August 17

LSU had a closed scrimmage on Saturday and apparently Brandon Harris had quite the performance, according to Nola.com's James Smith.…

Former Baylor player trolls his TCU-grad waitress — well, sort of College Football Former Baylor player trolls his TCU-grad waitress — well, sort of , Senior Content Editor 9:06am, August 16

Sometimes rivalries can get really heated, but sometimes we see the friendlier sides of it where everyone benefits. Former Baylor…