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 25 Highest-Paid College Football Coaches of 2019 College Football The 25 Highest-Paid College Football Coaches of 2019 , Editor 4:05pm, December 10

Coaching college football seems like the most stressful job on the planet. College coaches are tasked with, essentially, raising 100-plus…

Never Forget Ed Orgeron’s Postgame Speech: “Roll Tide What? F— You” LSU Never Forget Ed Orgeron’s Postgame Speech: “Roll Tide What? F— You” , Editor 4:00pm, December 10

Locker rooms are a sanctuary. Hours upon hours of time are spent there, and it's where relationships between players and…

‘The Best 7-5 Team in History’ Must Win the Texas Bowl Texas A&M ‘The Best 7-5 Team in History’ Must Win the Texas Bowl , Editor 3:03pm, December 10

College football's bowl season is losing its luster. Unless your favorite team is playing in a New Year's Six bowl…

Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu Locks Himself in Freezer for PETA Video LSU Chiefs’ Tyrann Mathieu Locks Himself in Freezer for PETA Video , The League, 2:18pm, December 10

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyrann Mathieu has never been afraid to speak his mind and support causes that matter…

Tyrann Mathieu Narrates Joe Burrow’s Heisman Hype Video LSU Tyrann Mathieu Narrates Joe Burrow’s Heisman Hype Video , Editor 1:07pm, December 10

Tyrann Mathieu put up video game numbers at Louisiana State University. As a true freshman, Mathieu was named Most Outstanding…

The 10 Sitting Presidents Who Attended the Army-Navy Game College Football The 10 Sitting Presidents Who Attended the Army-Navy Game , 12:35pm, December 10

Since President Donald Trump officially took office in January 2017, he hasn’t been shy about sharing his opinion on popular…

Jalen Hurts is a Heisman Finalist, But His Legacy is So Much More Alabama Jalen Hurts is a Heisman Finalist, But His Legacy is So Much More , Editor 11:20am, December 10

Back in January 2016, a young kid from Houston, Texas arrived in Tuscaloosa. Jalen Hurts was a unanimous four-star prospect…

Heisman Trophy Finalists: Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young College Football Heisman Trophy Finalists: Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young , 7:38pm, December 9

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young…

Auburn OC Kenny Dillingham Leaves for FSU After One Season Auburn Auburn OC Kenny Dillingham Leaves for FSU After One Season , 3:05pm, December 9

When head coach Gus Malzahn hired quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham before last bowl season, the Auburn Tigers…

AP All-SEC Selections: Burrow, Brown Named Players of the Year College Football AP All-SEC Selections: Burrow, Brown Named Players of the Year , 11:50am, December 9

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern…

Joe Burrow Is So Good, He’s Throwing Passes to Himself LSU Joe Burrow Is So Good, He’s Throwing Passes to Himself , Editor 11:26am, December 9

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is going to win the Heisman Trophy. I say that with conviction because no other player…

CFP Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson College Football CFP Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson , 10:00am, December 9

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one…

FSU Will Introduce Mike Norvell as New Head Coach Florida State FSU Will Introduce Mike Norvell as New Head Coach , 10:27pm, December 7

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Norvell celebrated the best season in Memphis history and the program’s first American Athletic Conference…

Lane Kiffin Officially Named Ole Miss’ Next Head Coach Ole Miss Lane Kiffin Officially Named Ole Miss’ Next Head Coach , 5:48pm, December 7

A person familiar with the negotiations says Mississippi is working to hire FAU's Lane Kiffin to be its next head…

Report: Ed Orgeron Told Lane Kiffin Not to Take Ole Miss Job LSU Report: Ed Orgeron Told Lane Kiffin Not to Take Ole Miss Job , The League, 3:16pm, December 7

All signs point to Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin taking over as the next head coach of the Ole…

Mike Norvell Emerges as “Leading Candidate” for FSU Job Florida State Mike Norvell Emerges as “Leading Candidate” for FSU Job , Editor 10:30am, December 7

To the surprise of no one, the Florida State Seminoles fired Willie Taggart as head football coach. After losing to…

Oregon Ends No. 5 Utah’s CFP Hopes, Wins Pac-12 Championship Oregon Oregon Ends No. 5 Utah’s CFP Hopes, Wins Pac-12 Championship , 10:24am, December 7

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The one constant all season for Utah was the ability to control the trenches against…

Army Football Drops Flag Motto Linked to White Supremacists College Football Army Football Drops Flag Motto Linked to White Supremacists , 4:25pm, December 6

Watching the Army Black Knights take the field on Saturdays in the fall is truly unique. Not only are they…

Tim Tebow’s Net Worth: What’s Faith, Football and Baseball Earned Him? Florida Tim Tebow’s Net Worth: What’s Faith, Football and Baseball Earned Him? , The League, 4:45pm, November 6

Tim Tebow is without a doubt one of the most influential football players of all time. Beyond the Heisman Trophy…

Texas HS Players Intentionally Hit Official After Bad Call College Football Texas HS Players Intentionally Hit Official After Bad Call , 5:30pm, November 19

Two San Antonio area football players were in huge trouble a few years ago after intentionally targeting and hitting an…

The Dirtiest Hit in Years is More Terrifying in Slow Motion College Football The Dirtiest Hit in Years is More Terrifying in Slow Motion , Editor 11:39am, November 14

In case you needed a refresher, college football rules state that when a player's knee or body part touches the…

Bowl Game Payouts are Practically a Small Fortune in College Football College Football Bowl Game Payouts are Practically a Small Fortune in College Football , Editor 6:30pm, December 3

Despite the serious bowl problem of players skipping out on their team one game early, the college football bowl season…

Johnny Manziel’s Net Worth: How Much Did the Former QB Make? College Football Johnny Manziel’s Net Worth: How Much Did the Former QB Make? , The League, 2:20pm, December 4

Love him or hate him, Johnny Manziel is one of the greatest college football quarterbacks of all time. His record-setting…

Tua Tagovailoa Reveals Bo Jackson’s Advice as Draft Decision Looms Alabama Tua Tagovailoa Reveals Bo Jackson’s Advice as Draft Decision Looms , 11:59am, December 6

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he'd likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the…

Auburn OC Kenny Dillingham Leaves for FSU After One Season Auburn Auburn OC Kenny Dillingham Leaves for FSU After One Season , 3:05pm, December 9

When head coach Gus Malzahn hired quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham before last bowl season, the Auburn Tigers…

Report: Ed Orgeron Told Lane Kiffin Not to Take Ole Miss Job LSU Report: Ed Orgeron Told Lane Kiffin Not to Take Ole Miss Job , The League, 3:16pm, December 7

All signs point to Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin taking over as the next head coach of the Ole…

Heisman Trophy Finalists: Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young College Football Heisman Trophy Finalists: Burrow, Fields, Hurts and Young , 7:38pm, December 9

NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young…

Herschel Walker Voted the Greatest College Player of All Time Georgia Herschel Walker Voted the Greatest College Player of All Time , 12:44pm, November 22

The greatest college football player of all time is definitely subject to debate. Some believe it’s Barry Sanders. Others might…

CFP Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson College Football CFP Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson , 10:00am, December 9

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one…

Joe Burrow Is So Good, He’s Throwing Passes to Himself LSU Joe Burrow Is So Good, He’s Throwing Passes to Himself , Editor 11:26am, December 9

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is going to win the Heisman Trophy. I say that with conviction because no other player…

Ex-Auburn QB Joey Gatewood Transfers to Another SEC School Auburn Ex-Auburn QB Joey Gatewood Transfers to Another SEC School , 6:25pm, December 5

Prior to the 2019 college football season, Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn had an important decision to make. There…

Erin Andrews, Plus 14 Famous Faces Who Attended Florida Florida Erin Andrews, Plus 14 Famous Faces Who Attended Florida , The League, 5:55pm, December 3

The University of Florida has seen some pretty remarkable people pass through campus since the school was first established in…

These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love Their SEC Teams SEC These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love Their SEC Teams , 3:35pm, November 8

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

AP All-SEC Selections: Burrow, Brown Named Players of the Year College Football AP All-SEC Selections: Burrow, Brown Named Players of the Year , 11:50am, December 9

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is a unanimous selection as the offensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern…

Jalen Hurts is a Heisman Finalist, But His Legacy is So Much More Alabama Jalen Hurts is a Heisman Finalist, But His Legacy is So Much More , Editor 11:20am, December 10

Back in January 2016, a young kid from Houston, Texas arrived in Tuscaloosa. Jalen Hurts was a unanimous four-star prospect…

15 Tell-Tale Signs of a Real Georgia Bulldog Georgia 15 Tell-Tale Signs of a Real Georgia Bulldog , Editor 12:25pm, November 13

I once drove from Pennsylvania to Florida (yes, that road trip was as horrible as it sounds) to watch the…