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 5 Reasons Why Nick Saban Never Wins Coach of the Year Awards Alabama The 5 Reasons Why Nick Saban Never Wins Coach of the Year Awards , Auburn University for The League, 4:54pm, December 18

For college football, it's that time of year. It's time for meaningless bowl games until the College Football Playoff begins.…

The $650,000 College Football Game That Never Happened Big Ten The $650,000 College Football Game That Never Happened , 4:45pm, December 18

For the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the start of the 2018 season under first-year head coach Scott Frost was far from ideal.…

Remember When UCF Paid Florida to Avoid Playing Them? Because I Do. College Football Remember When UCF Paid Florida to Avoid Playing Them? Because I Do. , University of Florida for The League 4:32pm, December 18

Every once in a while an unexpected college football team will rattle off an impressive win streak and shoot up…

The Dam Broke, But Justin Fields was Doomed From the Start at Georgia College Football The Dam Broke, But Justin Fields was Doomed From the Start at Georgia , 3:04pm, December 18

With the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs preparing to face the No. 15 Texas Longhorns in New Orleans at the Allstate Sugar…

December Has Become the New Battleground for College Football Recruiting College Football December Has Become the New Battleground for College Football Recruiting , 2:54pm, December 18

College football fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that recruiting ritual…

This 3-Year-Old’s National Anthem is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today College Basketball This 3-Year-Old’s National Anthem is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today , 12:54pm, December 18

No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

LOOK: Alabama’s Star Quarterbacks Meet a Living Legend Alabama LOOK: Alabama’s Star Quarterbacks Meet a Living Legend , 12:22pm, December 18

The 2018 college football season was filled with iconic punt returns, a seven-overtime thriller, and even an interesting date proposal.…

SEC Teams Handed Out More 2019 Football Offers Than You’d Believe College Football SEC Teams Handed Out More 2019 Football Offers Than You’d Believe , 11:28am, December 18

From top prospects to high-profile transfers, recruiting is as much of a grind as preparing for the next opponent. Sure,…

Bruce Pearl Throws Major Shade at UAB After Overtime Victory Auburn Bruce Pearl Throws Major Shade at UAB After Overtime Victory , Auburn University for The League, 10:24am, December 18

It wasn’t easy, but the Auburn Tigers got past the UAB Blazers in a furious second half comeback taking the…

4 Reasons the Boca Raton Bowl is 2018’s Most Important Postseason Game College Football 4 Reasons the Boca Raton Bowl is 2018’s Most Important Postseason Game , 6:08pm, December 17

In a time when players are choosing not to play in their team's postseason bowl game in favor of an…

It’s Time for All UNC Fans to Hop Aboard the Mack Brown Train ACC It’s Time for All UNC Fans to Hop Aboard the Mack Brown Train , 4:28pm, December 17

More often than not, when the University of North Carolina gets talked about in December, people assume it’s all about…

WATCH: Jalen Hurts Graduated and Received a Spectacular Ovation Alabama WATCH: Jalen Hurts Graduated and Received a Spectacular Ovation , 2:55pm, December 17

When Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts lost his starting job to sophomore Tua Tagovailoa, the rumor mill began to churn that…

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Beats Out Nick Saban for AP Coach of the Year College Football Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Beats Out Nick Saban for AP Coach of the Year , 12:19pm, December 17

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win…

Manny Diaz Leaving Miami Will Absolutely Help Florida State’s Recruiting ACC Manny Diaz Leaving Miami Will Absolutely Help Florida State’s Recruiting , Florida State University for The League, 3:09pm, December 14

The misfortune of one college football program can sometimes mean success for their rivals. That is definitely the case for…

Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games ACC Power 5 Teams Will Meet for the First Time Ever in These 6 Bowl Games , 12:32pm, December 14

College football might have a serious bowl game problem with so many stars opting to skip their finale to prepare…

Alabama Bringing D.J. Durkin Onto Its Coaching Staff is a Disgrace Alabama Alabama Bringing D.J. Durkin Onto Its Coaching Staff is a Disgrace , 12:03pm, December 14

The controversy surrounding former Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin shocked the college football world to its core. Under Durkin's leadership,…

The 5 Best Options for Bama’s Jalen Hurts to Play Next Season Alabama The 5 Best Options for Bama’s Jalen Hurts to Play Next Season , Auburn University for The League, 11:00am, December 14

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Alabama Crimson Tide won the SEC Championship game and things have quieted…

Florida State Hoops is on the Verge of Making Program History ACC Florida State Hoops is on the Verge of Making Program History , Florida State University for The League, 10:26am, December 14

The Florida State men's basketball team is looking to match the program's best non-conference record since joining a conference in…

The Dam Broke, But Justin Fields was Doomed From the Start at Georgia College Football The Dam Broke, But Justin Fields was Doomed From the Start at Georgia , 3:04pm, December 18

With the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs preparing to face the No. 15 Texas Longhorns in New Orleans at the Allstate Sugar…

Remember When UCF Paid Florida to Avoid Playing Them? Because I Do. College Football Remember When UCF Paid Florida to Avoid Playing Them? Because I Do. , University of Florida for The League 4:32pm, December 18

Every once in a while an unexpected college football team will rattle off an impressive win streak and shoot up…

This 3-Year-Old’s National Anthem is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today College Basketball This 3-Year-Old’s National Anthem is the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today , 12:54pm, December 18

No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

The 5 Reasons Why Nick Saban Never Wins Coach of the Year Awards Alabama The 5 Reasons Why Nick Saban Never Wins Coach of the Year Awards , Auburn University for The League, 4:54pm, December 18

For college football, it's that time of year. It's time for meaningless bowl games until the College Football Playoff begins.…

LOOK: Alabama’s Star Quarterbacks Meet a Living Legend Alabama LOOK: Alabama’s Star Quarterbacks Meet a Living Legend , 12:22pm, December 18

The 2018 college football season was filled with iconic punt returns, a seven-overtime thriller, and even an interesting date proposal.…

Bruce Pearl Throws Major Shade at UAB After Overtime Victory Auburn Bruce Pearl Throws Major Shade at UAB After Overtime Victory , Auburn University for The League, 10:24am, December 18

It wasn’t easy, but the Auburn Tigers got past the UAB Blazers in a furious second half comeback taking the…

WATCH: Jalen Hurts Graduated and Received a Spectacular Ovation Alabama WATCH: Jalen Hurts Graduated and Received a Spectacular Ovation , 2:55pm, December 17

When Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts lost his starting job to sophomore Tua Tagovailoa, the rumor mill began to churn that…

The A’s Love Kyler Murray’s Heisman Trophy Season, Except for 1 Thing College Football The A’s Love Kyler Murray’s Heisman Trophy Season, Except for 1 Thing , 10:15am, December 12

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect…

Florida State Hoops is on the Verge of Making Program History ACC Florida State Hoops is on the Verge of Making Program History , Florida State University for The League, 10:26am, December 14

The Florida State men's basketball team is looking to match the program's best non-conference record since joining a conference in…

The $650,000 College Football Game That Never Happened Big Ten The $650,000 College Football Game That Never Happened , 4:45pm, December 18

For the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the start of the 2018 season under first-year head coach Scott Frost was far from ideal.…

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Beats Out Nick Saban for AP Coach of the Year College Football Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Beats Out Nick Saban for AP Coach of the Year , 12:19pm, December 17

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win…

The 5 Best Options for Bama’s Jalen Hurts to Play Next Season Alabama The 5 Best Options for Bama’s Jalen Hurts to Play Next Season , Auburn University for The League, 11:00am, December 14

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Alabama Crimson Tide won the SEC Championship game and things have quieted…

Alabama’s Top Recruit Passed on Crimson Tide, and That’s a Huge Red Flag College Football Alabama’s Top Recruit Passed on Crimson Tide, and That’s a Huge Red Flag , 6:51pm, December 12

From 2008 to 2017, the top-ranked high school prospect in Alabama stayed home to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide…

Florida’s Playoff Hopes May Be Gone, But This Season Isn’t a Wash College Football Florida’s Playoff Hopes May Be Gone, But This Season Isn’t a Wash , University of Florida for The League 6:44pm, October 29

There is one requirement for college football coaches: win. Win the easy games. Win your rivalry games. Then, of course,…

December Has Become the New Battleground for College Football Recruiting College Football December Has Become the New Battleground for College Football Recruiting , 2:54pm, December 18

College football fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that recruiting ritual…

4 Reasons the Boca Raton Bowl is 2018’s Most Important Postseason Game College Football 4 Reasons the Boca Raton Bowl is 2018’s Most Important Postseason Game , 6:08pm, December 17

In a time when players are choosing not to play in their team's postseason bowl game in favor of an…

Why Gator Fans Will Never Rush the Field After a Win College Football Why Gator Fans Will Never Rush the Field After a Win , University of Florida for The League 10:24am, October 22

Fans rushing the field after a win is awesome. There’s no denying it. One after another, thousands of still-probably-intoxicated college…

Alabama Bringing D.J. Durkin Onto Its Coaching Staff is a Disgrace Alabama Alabama Bringing D.J. Durkin Onto Its Coaching Staff is a Disgrace , 12:03pm, December 14

The controversy surrounding former Maryland head coach D.J. Durkin shocked the college football world to its core. Under Durkin's leadership,…