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.

AP Midseason All-America Team: LSU’s Joe Burrow Leads the Way College Football AP Midseason All-America Team: LSU’s Joe Burrow Leads the Way , 6:00pm, October 18

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running…

Stop Doubting Georgia: 3 Reasons the Dawgs are Still Contenders Georgia Stop Doubting Georgia: 3 Reasons the Dawgs are Still Contenders , Senior Staff Writer 4:07pm, October 18

When All-SEC kicker Rodrigo Blankenship's 42-yard field goal attempt curled left of the goalposts in double overtime, the college football…

Nick Saban’s Daughter Announces She’s Pregnant with First Child Alabama Nick Saban’s Daughter Announces She’s Pregnant with First Child , Senior Staff Writer 12:13pm, October 18

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban gives off the impression that he's meaner than a junkyard dog. Well, at…

Ex-WVU Star Jailed for Molesting Girl, 12, Claiming It Was Her Idea West Virginia Ex-WVU Star Jailed for Molesting Girl, 12, Claiming It Was Her Idea , Senior Staff Writer 4:30pm, October 17

It's no secret that athletes at the highest level have a sense of entitlement being catered to their entire lives,…

Florida’s Two-QB System Makes the Gators Even More Dangerous Florida Florida’s Two-QB System Makes the Gators Even More Dangerous , The League, 11:10am, October 17

Losing your starting quarterback is never easy to recover from. Many teams become shells of themselves without their No. 1…

Antonio Alfano, Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit, Enters NCAA Transfer Portal Alabama Antonio Alfano, Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit, Enters NCAA Transfer Portal , Senior Staff Writer 10:30am, October 17

Coming out of Colonia High School in New Jersey, defensive lineman Antonio Alfano was the No. 1 overall prospect in America,…

Perfect Halloween Costume Ideas for SEC Fans of All Ages College Football Perfect Halloween Costume Ideas for SEC Fans of All Ages , The League, 5:48pm, October 16

If you're like me you probably get stuck wondering what you should be for Halloween. Zombies, skeletons and clowns can…

Alabama Student Made Bomb Threat in Attempt to Stop LSU-Florida Game College Football Alabama Student Made Bomb Threat in Attempt to Stop LSU-Florida Game , Senior Staff Writer 12:30pm, October 16

The LSU Tigers beating the University of Florida Gators went largely without incident on the field. Both teams combined for…

UF’s ‘We are the Boys’ Tradition Always Gives Gators Chills Florida UF’s ‘We are the Boys’ Tradition Always Gives Gators Chills , The League, 5:36pm, October 15

College football has so many traditions that sometimes it's hard to keep track of them all. ESPN ranked the 25…

12 Famous Athletes and Celebrities Who Attended Auburn Auburn 12 Famous Athletes and Celebrities Who Attended Auburn , The League, 3:33pm, October 15

Auburn University is one of the most famous institutions for developing athletes, but they have put out tons of great…

“I Hate Tennessee”: The Viral Video Alabama Fans Will Never Forget Alabama “I Hate Tennessee”: The Viral Video Alabama Fans Will Never Forget , Senior Staff Writer 2:15pm, October 15

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

Dabo Swinney Ripped Clemson’s Kicker, Then Got Destroyed for It Clemson Dabo Swinney Ripped Clemson’s Kicker, Then Got Destroyed for It , Senior Staff Writer 5:34pm, October 14

Quietly, it seems, the reigning College Football Playoff national champion Clemson Tigers are 6-0 to start 2019. It seems inevitable…

Alabama Suspends WR DeVonta Smith for Throwing Punch at Texas A&M Alabama Alabama Suspends WR DeVonta Smith for Throwing Punch at Texas A&M , 3:36pm, October 14

Late in the fourth quarter with the game all but done at Kyle Field, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Brian…

Can You Name the 5 Active College Football Coaches With National Titles? College Football Can You Name the 5 Active College Football Coaches With National Titles? , 1:10pm, October 14

Ever since the College Football Playoff was created, and debated, the game as we know it has been controlled by…

Skydiving Into LSU’s Tiger Stadium Looks Insane and Incredible LSU Skydiving Into LSU’s Tiger Stadium Looks Insane and Incredible , 1:01pm, October 14

When it comes to college football atmospheres, it’s tough to beat a night game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.…

UGA’s Sacred Hedges Damaged by South Carolina Players After Upset Georgia UGA’s Sacred Hedges Damaged by South Carolina Players After Upset , Senior Staff Writer 11:59am, October 14

College football's first, major casualty of the season was the Georgia Bulldogs losing at home to head coach Will Muschamp…

AP Top 25: LSU Jumps to No. 2; Upset Drops Georgia to No. 10 College Football AP Top 25: LSU Jumps to No. 2; Upset Drops Georgia to No. 10 , 5:00pm, October 13

NEW YORK (AP) — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern…

Gardner Minshew’s Mustache Song was the Start of ‘Minshew Mania’ Washington State Gardner Minshew’s Mustache Song was the Start of ‘Minshew Mania’ , 5:10pm, October 11

In case you did not pay one ounce of attention to college football last year, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew…

Antonio Alfano, Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit, Enters NCAA Transfer Portal Alabama Antonio Alfano, Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit, Enters NCAA Transfer Portal , Senior Staff Writer 10:30am, October 17

Coming out of Colonia High School in New Jersey, defensive lineman Antonio Alfano was the No. 1 overall prospect in America,…

Nick Saban’s Daughter Announces She’s Pregnant with First Child Alabama Nick Saban’s Daughter Announces She’s Pregnant with First Child , Senior Staff Writer 12:13pm, October 18

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban gives off the impression that he's meaner than a junkyard dog. Well, at…

Dabo Swinney Ripped Clemson’s Kicker, Then Got Destroyed for It Clemson Dabo Swinney Ripped Clemson’s Kicker, Then Got Destroyed for It , Senior Staff Writer 5:34pm, October 14

Quietly, it seems, the reigning College Football Playoff national champion Clemson Tigers are 6-0 to start 2019. It seems inevitable…

“I Hate Tennessee”: The Viral Video Alabama Fans Will Never Forget Alabama “I Hate Tennessee”: The Viral Video Alabama Fans Will Never Forget , Senior Staff Writer 2:15pm, October 15

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

UGA’s Sacred Hedges Damaged by South Carolina Players After Upset Georgia UGA’s Sacred Hedges Damaged by South Carolina Players After Upset , Senior Staff Writer 11:59am, October 14

College football's first, major casualty of the season was the Georgia Bulldogs losing at home to head coach Will Muschamp…

Stop Doubting Georgia: 3 Reasons the Dawgs are Still Contenders Georgia Stop Doubting Georgia: 3 Reasons the Dawgs are Still Contenders , Senior Staff Writer 4:07pm, October 18

When All-SEC kicker Rodrigo Blankenship's 42-yard field goal attempt curled left of the goalposts in double overtime, the college football…

We’re Still Laughing at Jim Harbaugh Getting Hit by a Football Michigan We’re Still Laughing at Jim Harbaugh Getting Hit by a Football , Senior Staff Writer 1:11pm, October 2

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is a national treasure. While many college football fans, and even a few who…

Alabama’s Dirty “Dixieland Delight” Lyrics Kept Going After the Music Ended Alabama Alabama’s Dirty “Dixieland Delight” Lyrics Kept Going After the Music Ended , Senior Staff Writer 3:30pm, September 24

In 1982, Ronnie Rogers wrote "Dixieland Delight," which soared to No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs list after…

Kirk Herbstreit Watching Twin Sons Debut for Clemson is Such a Proud Dad Moment College Football Kirk Herbstreit Watching Twin Sons Debut for Clemson is Such a Proud Dad Moment , 1:21pm, August 30

ESPN College Gameday host Kirk Herbstreit gets paid a lot of money to talk about college football, whether on set…

Alabama Suspends WR DeVonta Smith for Throwing Punch at Texas A&M Alabama Alabama Suspends WR DeVonta Smith for Throwing Punch at Texas A&M , 3:36pm, October 14

Late in the fourth quarter with the game all but done at Kyle Field, Alabama Crimson Tide running back Brian…

Adorable Alabama Girl is Easily the Crimson Tide’s Biggest Fan Alabama Adorable Alabama Girl is Easily the Crimson Tide’s Biggest Fan , Senior Staff Writer 4:19pm, September 27

For as long as I've been following the Alabama Crimson Tide football team, I've learned that die-hard fans aren't hard…

How Much Does Miami’s Turnover Chain Actually Cost? College Football How Much Does Miami’s Turnover Chain Actually Cost? , 2:07pm, August 26

Everyone knows former Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt loves Miami’s Turnover Chain, and there are plenty of schools across the…

Doug Flutie’s New College Football Game Finally Answers Our Prayers College Football Doug Flutie’s New College Football Game Finally Answers Our Prayers , The League, 12:26pm, September 17

Since 2013, there hasn't been a college football video game released, but that is finally changing over six years later.…

WATCH: Nick Saban Stars in “Recruiting” Commercials Alongside Aflac Duck Alabama WATCH: Nick Saban Stars in “Recruiting” Commercials Alongside Aflac Duck , Senior Staff Writer 12:00pm, September 15

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is a master recruiter. Year after year, Tuscaloosa welcomes the most elite and…

Can You Name the 5 Active College Football Coaches With National Titles? College Football Can You Name the 5 Active College Football Coaches With National Titles? , 1:10pm, October 14

Ever since the College Football Playoff was created, and debated, the game as we know it has been controlled by…

5 Reasons LSU is ‘Defensive Back University’ and No Other Team is Close LSU 5 Reasons LSU is ‘Defensive Back University’ and No Other Team is Close , The League, 11:40am, October 10

A bunch of schools have tried to claim the title of "Defensive Back University," but none have had not just…

Remembering “The Promise” That Cemented Tim Tebow’s Legacy Florida Remembering “The Promise” That Cemented Tim Tebow’s Legacy , Senior Staff Writer 9:30am, September 26

Championships are defined by teams, but leaders make teams great. Not surprisingly, the best teams to ever play the game…

Skydiving Into LSU’s Tiger Stadium Looks Insane and Incredible LSU Skydiving Into LSU’s Tiger Stadium Looks Insane and Incredible , 1:01pm, October 14

When it comes to college football atmospheres, it’s tough to beat a night game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.…