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.

Kirk Herbstreit Screamed Like a Baby During a Halloween Prank College Football Kirk Herbstreit Screamed Like a Baby During a Halloween Prank , Staff Writer 5:23pm, October 23

Halloween is a time for zombies, vampires, ghouls, witches and any other spooky monster little kids dress up as. Ghosts,…

Derrick Henry Has Been Growing Out His Hair Since Elementary School Alabama Derrick Henry Has Been Growing Out His Hair Since Elementary School , The League 3:48pm, October 23

Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry is solidifying his place among the elite players in the NFL. The former…

Army-Navy Game Moved to West Point for First Time Since WWII College Football Army-Navy Game Moved to West Point for First Time Since WWII , 2:59pm, October 23

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on…

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Special teams players typically don't get the recognition that they deserve. Some kickers, like Sebastian Janikowski, are beloved to fans…

Roshard Gilyard’s Crushing Hit Popped the Helmet Straight Off a WR Auburn Roshard Gilyard’s Crushing Hit Popped the Helmet Straight Off a WR , Staff Writer 12:30pm, October 23

Every school has one of those bone-crushing, soul-shaking hits that every fan remembers. Texas A&M diehards call theirs "The Hit"…

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There’s nothing quite like a Saturday night in Death Valley. Other college football programs can try to boast the best…

Roberto Aguayo Was College Football’s Best Kicker, But Where Is He Now? Florida State Roberto Aguayo Was College Football’s Best Kicker, But Where Is He Now? , Staff Writer 6:06pm, October 22

There's no disputing Roberto Aguayo's college football kicking abilities. While playing for the Florida State Seminoles, he became the most…

“I Hate Tennessee”: The Viral Video Alabama Fans Will Never Forget Alabama “I Hate Tennessee”: The Viral Video Alabama Fans Will Never Forget , 3:29pm, October 22

It's one of the Southeastern Conference's most legendary rivalries, and when the Alabama Crimson Tide and Tennessee Volunteers clash, there's no…

The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 11:22am, October 22

Tons of games in college football history are stellar, record-breaking contests get lost in time, unless of course you happen to…

275-Pound Tight End Will Give Aggies Massive Future Target High School 275-Pound Tight End Will Give Aggies Massive Future Target , The League 11:01am, October 22

College football fans, you're going to want to remember the name, Dametrious Crownover. The tight end prospect has committed to…

LSU Bans OBJ 2 Years for Giving Players Cash LSU LSU Bans OBJ 2 Years for Giving Players Cash , Editor 3:58pm, October 21

The LSU Tigers won the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It was impressive. It was awesome. The season…

Classic “Fake Kneel” Trick Play Fooled Everyone, Then Karma Prevailed College Football Classic “Fake Kneel” Trick Play Fooled Everyone, Then Karma Prevailed , Editor 1:51pm, October 21

In college football, a bowl game is not the time to be conservative or take your foot off the gas.…

Tim Tebow Brought Halloween to Heisman House, And Everyone Dressed Up As Him College Football Tim Tebow Brought Halloween to Heisman House, And Everyone Dressed Up As Him , Staff Writer 1:12pm, October 21

Tim Tebow's closet must be full of jerseys. Over the course of his football and baseball career, he's collected them…

Julio Jones’ Net Worth: ATL’s Biggest Playmaker Has Hauled In Millions Alabama Julio Jones’ Net Worth: ATL’s Biggest Playmaker Has Hauled In Millions , The League 12:25pm, October 21

From the moment he arrived on the NFL scene, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has cemented himself as one…

6-Star Recruit Finds Future Home in the SEC Georgia 6-Star Recruit Finds Future Home in the SEC , The League 10:12am, October 21

Much like referees or the tank of a toilet, one rarely notices a long snapper unless something has gone wrong.…

Frank Thomas Gave Love a Second Chance & is Happier Than Ever Auburn Frank Thomas Gave Love a Second Chance & is Happier Than Ever , The League 5:48pm, October 20

Frank Thomas was one of the most feared sluggers in baseball throughout his career. The Big Hurt was a nightmare…

Should Auburn Pay Gus Malzahn’s $21 Million Contract Buyout? Auburn Should Auburn Pay Gus Malzahn’s $21 Million Contract Buyout? , Editor 4:36pm, October 20

Every college football season, like clockwork, Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn finds himself on the proverbial hot seat. It…

Tua Tagovailoa’s Parents Showed Tough Love to Mold a Superstar Alabama Tua Tagovailoa’s Parents Showed Tough Love to Mold a Superstar , Staff Writer 2:54pm, October 20

Former Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the best passer to ever don the crimson and white, and that's not even…

Decoldest “ToEvaDoIt” Crawford is LSU’s Next Superstar High School Decoldest “ToEvaDoIt” Crawford is LSU’s Next Superstar , Editor 4:21pm, October 9

As the LSU Tigers continued to dominate college football last season, climbing to No. 1 in the Associated Press Top…

5 of the Best Florida Gators Face Masks on Amazon and Fanatics College Football 5 of the Best Florida Gators Face Masks on Amazon and Fanatics , Commerce Writer, 4:32pm, October 1

At some point, we were all rooting for the University of Florida. Tim Tebow is one of the greatest college…

Map of College Football’s Best Villains in Every State College Football Map of College Football’s Best Villains in Every State , 9:58am, September 13

In the immortal words of Ric Flair, "I was really good at being a bad guy." That's because it's fun…

“The Mississippi Miracle” Featured 15 Laterals and a Bunch of Luck College Football “The Mississippi Miracle” Featured 15 Laterals and a Bunch of Luck , Editor 12:03pm, October 17

Sometimes in college football, and in life, it’s better to be lucky than good. The moment when everything goes your…

Ed Orgeron & His Wife Built a 23-Year Marriage Before Splitting Up LSU Ed Orgeron & His Wife Built a 23-Year Marriage Before Splitting Up , Staff Writer 11:17am, October 3

UPDATE (April 2, 2020): According to The Advocate, Ed Orgeron filed for divorce in East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court…

“The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before Alabama “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before , 5:40pm, September 23

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ruled Tuscaloosa with an iron fist. The Bear pulled on his houndstooth hat and led the…

Manti Te’o Gets Married in Intimate Beach Ceremony (Yes, She’s Real) College Football Manti Te’o Gets Married in Intimate Beach Ceremony (Yes, She’s Real) , 1:07pm, September 1

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o played inspired. Just days after his grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of each other,…

The “Hail Flutie” Touchdown Pass Delivered An Iconic Moment College Football The “Hail Flutie” Touchdown Pass Delivered An Iconic Moment , Editor 5:32pm, September 8

Former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie was not your typical superstar. He wasn’t the biggest guy in the world. He…

Classic “Fake Kneel” Trick Play Fooled Everyone, Then Karma Prevailed College Football Classic “Fake Kneel” Trick Play Fooled Everyone, Then Karma Prevailed , Editor 1:51pm, October 21

In college football, a bowl game is not the time to be conservative or take your foot off the gas.…

A Monster Hit So Hard It Caused Internal Bleeding ACC A Monster Hit So Hard It Caused Internal Bleeding , Staff Writer 11:41am, September 19

The Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes hate each other. That's just a matter of fact. The two in-state colleges…

Cam Newton Fell In Love With a Stripper And Had a Son Named “Chosen” Auburn Cam Newton Fell In Love With a Stripper And Had a Son Named “Chosen” , Staff Writer 1:15pm, September 20

Cam Newton is one of the more polarizing quarterbacks in the NFL. The man known as Superman proved his worth…

Jimbo Fisher Marries Longtime Girlfriend In Private Ceremony Florida State Jimbo Fisher Marries Longtime Girlfriend In Private Ceremony , Staff Writer 10:54am, August 28

Jimbo Fisher first earned a name for himself at Florida State University, where  he won the BCS National Championship in…

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Cities across the U.S. are encouraging citizens to wear a face mask during their outings at essential businesses. The CDC…

Jarvis Moss’ “Gamecock Block” Spoiled South Carolina’s Upset Bid Florida Jarvis Moss’ “Gamecock Block” Spoiled South Carolina’s Upset Bid , 3:27pm, September 29

The best plays in Florida Gators history nearly blew out the ear drums of the thousands packed into Ben Hill…

“Little Giants” Fake Field Goal Brought Our Childhood Dreams to Life College Football “Little Giants” Fake Field Goal Brought Our Childhood Dreams to Life , Editor 9:57am, September 24

When an important college football game is on the line, anything is possible. Some coaches play conservatively. Others put the…

A.J. McCarron & His Wife Reveal Gender of Third Baby Alabama A.J. McCarron & His Wife Reveal Gender of Third Baby , Editor 10:42am, October 7

With 4 minutes, 22 seconds left in the first quarter of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, and the Alabama…

App State’s Upset Over Michigan Rocked “The Big House” Like Never Before College Football App State’s Upset Over Michigan Rocked “The Big House” Like Never Before , 12:22pm, September 1

Small schools aren't supposed to beat the big boys. Powerhouses and "cupcakes" schedule one another for two reasons — Playing…

Cam Newton’s Brother Making Waves as Auburn’s Newest Receiver Auburn Cam Newton’s Brother Making Waves as Auburn’s Newest Receiver , Editor 2:19pm, September 10

When you think of great college football quarterbacks, former Auburn Tigers star Cam Newton has to make the list. If…