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.

Ranking LSU’s 2019 Team Among College Football’s Greatest College Football Ranking LSU’s 2019 Team Among College Football’s Greatest , The League 5:25pm, July 2

With their 15th win of the college football season, the LSU Tigers finished the 2019 campaign as the undefeated national…

Bo Jackson Trolled Herschel Walker in 1985 Heisman Speech Auburn Bo Jackson Trolled Herschel Walker in 1985 Heisman Speech , Staff Writer 4:47pm, July 2

Bo Jackson is a legend. There are a million other ways to describe him, but that does it succinctly. From…

Derrick Henry Flashed 80 Yards Of Greatness On His 1st TD Alabama Derrick Henry Flashed 80 Yards Of Greatness On His 1st TD , Staff Writer 3:44pm, July 2

Derrick Henry is the greatest running back in Alabama Crimson Tide history. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound beast owns the career and…

Tommy Hodson is Easily LSU’s Most Underrated Player Ever LSU Tommy Hodson is Easily LSU’s Most Underrated Player Ever , The League 3:41pm, July 2

The LSU Tigers football team has had plenty of great players throughout its history, but none are more underrated than…

Georgia’s “Shoestring Play” Caught Vanderbilt Napping For Walk-In TD Georgia Georgia’s “Shoestring Play” Caught Vanderbilt Napping For Walk-In TD , 3:00pm, July 2

The "Shoestring play" was one of the best trick plays of all time, and there's a ton of them to…

Jadeveon Clowney Owns College Football’s Most Vicious Hit College Football Jadeveon Clowney Owns College Football’s Most Vicious Hit , The League 1:15pm, July 2

From trick plays to fake punt returns, there have been countless memorable plays in college football history. However, there is…

15 Famous Alumni From The University of Georgia Georgia 15 Famous Alumni From The University of Georgia , Staff Writer 1:00pm, July 2

The University of Georgia first opened its doors in 1785 and has graduated a plethora of successful people in many…

Calvin Jackson’s Iconic Pick Six Helped Auburn Upset Florida Auburn Calvin Jackson’s Iconic Pick Six Helped Auburn Upset Florida , Senior Writer 12:06pm, July 2

For the Auburn Tigers, the 1993 football season was magical. Not only did they go 11-0 under first-year head coach…

7 Alabama Standouts Named Preseason All-Americans Alabama 7 Alabama Standouts Named Preseason All-Americans , Editor 11:52am, July 2

Sorry to bring up The Godfather: Part III, but Al Pacino's famous line sets the tone here perfectly: "Just when…

LSU’s 2020 Schedule Sets Tigers Up for Another Title Run LSU LSU’s 2020 Schedule Sets Tigers Up for Another Title Run , The League 11:25am, July 2

A year ago, I wrote about the LSU Tigers and their schedule setting them up for a chance at an…

“Dixieland Delight” Makes Alabama Fans Go Wild Any Time of Year Alabama “Dixieland Delight” Makes Alabama Fans Go Wild Any Time of Year , Editor 11:20am, July 2

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

Aggies Await “One of the Best” Texas QBs Since Kyler Murray Texas A&M Aggies Await “One of the Best” Texas QBs Since Kyler Murray , Editor 5:21pm, July 1

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond believes he's the best signal caller in the Southeastern Conference. While that sounds like a…

5 LSU Dust Masks Ed Orgeron, the Real ‘Tiger King’ Would Approve Of College Football 5 LSU Dust Masks Ed Orgeron, the Real ‘Tiger King’ Would Approve Of , Commerce Writer, 4:51pm, July 1

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

Georgia Fans: Don’t Forget South Carolina Destroyed Sanford’s Hedges Georgia Georgia Fans: Don’t Forget South Carolina Destroyed Sanford’s Hedges , Editor 4:30pm, July 1

College football's first, major casualty of the 2019 season was the Georgia Bulldogs losing at home to head coach Will…

Florida’s Miraculous 4th-and-14 Stunned Tennessee in The Swamp Florida Florida’s Miraculous 4th-and-14 Stunned Tennessee in The Swamp , Editor 4:06pm, July 1

There is a simple lesson sports fan learns at a young age: never leave early during a close game. It is…

Lou Holtz’s Wife Dies Just Shy of 59th Anniversary College Football Lou Holtz’s Wife Dies Just Shy of 59th Anniversary , Editor 1:22pm, July 1

Even if you casually follow college football, you know Lou Holtz. The two-time national college football Coach of the Year…

Kicker Banks Field Goal Off Both Uprights, And Somehow Makes It College Football Kicker Banks Field Goal Off Both Uprights, And Somehow Makes It , Senior Writer 1:19pm, July 1

Being a college football or NFL kicker is not for the faint of heart. They oftentimes get very little credit…

Javier Arenas’ Punt Return TD Made the “Saban Bowl” an Instant Classic Alabama Javier Arenas’ Punt Return TD Made the “Saban Bowl” an Instant Classic , Senior Writer 6:14pm, June 30

When head coach Nick Saban left the LSU Tigers for the NFL, fans in Baton Rouge were upset. It was…

“Dixieland Delight” Makes Alabama Fans Go Wild Any Time of Year Alabama “Dixieland Delight” Makes Alabama Fans Go Wild Any Time of Year , Editor 11:20am, July 2

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

Alabama’s 2020 Schedule Isn’t What the Tide Are Used to Seeing Alabama Alabama’s 2020 Schedule Isn’t What the Tide Are Used to Seeing , Editor 3:30pm, June 9

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban couldn't have cared less about the 2020 football season when the schedule dropped.…

“The Strip” is Alabama’s Greatest Play That Never Counted Alabama “The Strip” is Alabama’s Greatest Play That Never Counted , Staff Writer 11:50am, June 25

Every NFL and college football fan can recall their favorite play. Maybe it's Doug Flutie's last-second hail mary in 1984.…

Ranking LSU’s 2019 Team Among College Football’s Greatest College Football Ranking LSU’s 2019 Team Among College Football’s Greatest , The League 5:25pm, July 2

With their 15th win of the college football season, the LSU Tigers finished the 2019 campaign as the undefeated national…

Celebrating 25 Years of Florida’s ‘Gator Head’ Logo Florida Celebrating 25 Years of Florida’s ‘Gator Head’ Logo , Editor 4:55pm, June 4

Few college athletics programs in the country are as a recognizable as the University of Florida Gators. From Mr. Two…

Map of College Football’s Best Villains in Every State College Football Map of College Football’s Best Villains in Every State , Editor 5:58pm, May 13

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

Texas A&M Stuffs Bo Jackson 4 Times to Win 1986 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M Texas A&M Stuffs Bo Jackson 4 Times to Win 1986 Cotton Bowl , Senior Writer 12:08pm, May 20

During the 1985 season, nobody could stop Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson. He was a man amongst boys for the…

Kevin Butler’s 60-Yard Field Goal Against Clemson Made Athens Roar Georgia Kevin Butler’s 60-Yard Field Goal Against Clemson Made Athens Roar , Senior Writer 3:28pm, May 11

Former Georgia Bulldogs kicker Kevin Butler is a hero in Athens. All it takes is one quick look at his…

Joe Burrow’s “Heisman Moment” Versus Georgia Proved He Was Special College Football Joe Burrow’s “Heisman Moment” Versus Georgia Proved He Was Special , The League 5:42pm, May 11

In the history of the Southeastern Conference, there were 14 winners of the Heisman Trophy. But thanks to the best…

“The Mississippi Miracle” Featured 15 Laterals and a Bunch of Luck College Football “The Mississippi Miracle” Featured 15 Laterals and a Bunch of Luck , Senior Writer 12:40pm, June 8

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

Duck Dynasty’s Star Was a College QB, And Terry Bradshaw Backed Him Up College Football Duck Dynasty’s Star Was a College QB, And Terry Bradshaw Backed Him Up , The League 11:41am, June 25

The most talented college football players don't always land in the NFL. Phil Robertson is the perfect example of that.…

“Flynn to Byrd” Paved LSU’s Path for 2007 National Title LSU “Flynn to Byrd” Paved LSU’s Path for 2007 National Title , Staff Writer 3:54pm, May 11

Flip through the history books of LSU football and you'll come across four national championships, 16 conference championships, two Heisman…

Pat Tillman’s Heroics Began By Ending Nebraska’s 26-Game Winning Streak College Football Pat Tillman’s Heroics Began By Ending Nebraska’s 26-Game Winning Streak , Staff Writer 12:02pm, May 25

Pat Tillman will forever be remembered for his story off the field. Yes, he was an All-American safety in college…

Sony Michel’s Rose Bowl Walk-Off Never Stops Being Awesome College Football Sony Michel’s Rose Bowl Walk-Off Never Stops Being Awesome , The League 1:58pm, May 6

When watching the semifinal games of the College Football Playoff, they have often times ended in blowouts. But the 2018…

Snoop Minnis’ 98-Yard TD Made Doak Campbell Stadium Shake Florida State Snoop Minnis’ 98-Yard TD Made Doak Campbell Stadium Shake , Senior Writer 4:29pm, May 22

Marvin “Snoop” Minnis might not be the first player who comes to mind when you think of college football greats,…

Auburn’s Reverse Flea-Flicker TD Showed Jason Campbell’s Stardom Auburn Auburn’s Reverse Flea-Flicker TD Showed Jason Campbell’s Stardom , Senior Writer 4:35pm, May 13

When you think of the greatest quarterbacks in Auburn football history, it would be impossible to leave Jason Campbell off…

“My God”: Herschel Walker Trucks Tennessee Player for First TD Georgia “My God”: Herschel Walker Trucks Tennessee Player for First TD , Staff Writer 6:22pm, May 4

Herschel Walker will forever be a legend in the eyes of Georgia Bulldog fans. From the minute he stepped onto…

Major Wright’s Hit Set The Tone For Florida’s 2008 National Title College Football Major Wright’s Hit Set The Tone For Florida’s 2008 National Title , Staff Writer 5:09pm, May 18

Coach Urban Meyer once called it “one of the best teams in college football history.” Bob Stoops had no answer…