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.

Tiny Girl Embarrasses Boys With Juke Moves in Flag Football Game College Football Tiny Girl Embarrasses Boys With Juke Moves in Flag Football Game , Staff Writer 12:26pm, June 12

Raine Perez is coming to a football field near you if she hasn't already. At just seven years old, Gabriella…

Dalvin Cook’s 26-Yard TD Run Extended FSU’s Winning Streak Florida State Dalvin Cook’s 26-Yard TD Run Extended FSU’s Winning Streak , Staff Writer 12:02pm, June 11

It was rare for Dalvin Cook to hear a rambunctious crowd at Sun Life Stadium. It was rare for anyone…

Tim Brown’s Net Worth: How “Touchdown Timmy” Hauled In Millions College Football Tim Brown’s Net Worth: How “Touchdown Timmy” Hauled In Millions , The League 10:42am, June 11

Former Oakland Raiders superstar Tim Brown is widely considered as one of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all time.…

Florida’s 6-Star Signee is Nation’s Best Long Snapper Florida Florida’s 6-Star Signee is Nation’s Best Long Snapper , Editor 5:38pm, June 10

Special teams are important. Anyone who tells you otherwise is flat-out flying. Having quality specialists can turn a good football…

Aaron Murray Rewrote SEC Record Books, But Where is He Now? Georgia Aaron Murray Rewrote SEC Record Books, But Where is He Now? , The League 3:41pm, June 10

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is a myth. Go and check the Southeastern Conference record books or ancient texts -- one quarterback…

Wilber Marshall’s “Trojan Tackle” Added To His Gator Legacy Florida Wilber Marshall’s “Trojan Tackle” Added To His Gator Legacy , Staff Writer 2:29pm, June 10

USC quarterback Sean Salisbury had to be scared for his life. Correction: every USC offensive player had to be scared…

Stephen McGee’s 8-Yard TD Run Ruined Texas’ Big 12 Title Hopes Texas A&M Stephen McGee’s 8-Yard TD Run Ruined Texas’ Big 12 Title Hopes , Staff Writer 12:12pm, June 10

It had been a long six years for Texas A&M Aggies fans. Their archrival, the Texas Longhorns, had owned the…

Georgia’s Newest 4-Star DB is a Ball-Hawking Menace Georgia Georgia’s Newest 4-Star DB is a Ball-Hawking Menace , The League 5:57pm, June 9

The rivalry between Alabama and Georgia's college football programs has been one-sided over the last decade. Recently, however, the Bulldogs…

Brad Johnson Married Mark Richt’s Sister & Raised a Football Family Florida State Brad Johnson Married Mark Richt’s Sister & Raised a Football Family , The League 4:21pm, June 9

NFL careers are a funny thing. You can have a great career with a team like the Miami Dolphins, Green…

Jared Mitchell Won 2 National Titles at LSU, But Where is He Now? College Baseball Jared Mitchell Won 2 National Titles at LSU, But Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 3:59pm, June 9

There are some guys who you can throw on any playing surface and they'll be successful. Jared Mitchell is one…

What Happened to C.J. Spiller and Where is He Now? Clemson What Happened to C.J. Spiller and Where is He Now? , The League 12:26pm, June 9

Former NFL running back C.J. Spiller seemed destined to be the next big thing in professional football. However, he was…

Alabama’s New 5-Star WR Has Huge Deep Threat Potential Alabama Alabama’s New 5-Star WR Has Huge Deep Threat Potential , The League 5:03pm, June 8

The Alabama Crimson Tide hold themselves to a different standard than nearly every other team. If they don't win the…

James Brooks’ 67-Yard TD Run Spoiled Georgia’s SEC Title Auburn James Brooks’ 67-Yard TD Run Spoiled Georgia’s SEC Title , Staff Writer 4:12pm, June 8

Beating Georgia is a gift in itself to Auburn fans. Beating Georgia to deny the Bulldogs a conference championship and…

Kirby Smart’s New Specialist is a Homegrown 6-Star Recruit Georgia Kirby Smart’s New Specialist is a Homegrown 6-Star Recruit , The League 10:54am, June 8

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

Cris Carpenter Was Georgia’s 2-Sport Stud, But Where is He Now? Georgia Cris Carpenter Was Georgia’s 2-Sport Stud, But Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 5:57pm, June 7

Cris Carpenter did the unthinkable. He went to high school in Gainesville and college in Athens. Gainesville, Georgia, that is.…

The Legend of Eric Dickerson’s “Trans A&M” & How It Shook College Football College Football The Legend of Eric Dickerson’s “Trans A&M” & How It Shook College Football , Staff Writer 3:59pm, June 7

To this day, only one NCAA Division I football program has ever received the death penalty. A few universities have…

Meet Bryce Miller: Texas A&M’s Ace With Serious MLB Potential College Baseball Meet Bryce Miller: Texas A&M’s Ace With Serious MLB Potential , The League 12:25pm, June 7

The Texas A&M Aggies baseball team had a rough 2021 season. With a 9-21 record against Southeastern Conference opponents, hopes…

Aaron Rodgers’ Brother is a Reality TV Star & College Football Guru College Football Aaron Rodgers’ Brother is a Reality TV Star & College Football Guru , Editor 12:54pm, June 6

To many, Jordan Rodgers has his own celebrity identity. To others, he is the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Both of…

Kevin Hart Used Stilts to Impersonate Shaq in Hilarious SNL Skit LSU Kevin Hart Used Stilts to Impersonate Shaq in Hilarious SNL Skit , Staff Writer 11:34am, May 29

Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Hart are two of the funniest people in pop culture right now. Scroll through the former…

“Dixieland Delight” is a Timeless (& Controversial) Alabama Football Tradition Alabama “Dixieland Delight” is a Timeless (& Controversial) Alabama Football Tradition , 10:48am, May 26

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

America’s No. 2 RB Bringing Heisman Talent to Tuscaloosa Alabama America’s No. 2 RB Bringing Heisman Talent to Tuscaloosa , Staff Writer 3:03pm, May 3

Texas is the Southeastern Conference of high school football states. It's where memes are made, coaches are paid extremely well…

Georgia Scoops Up Former 5-Star TE from LSU Georgia Georgia Scoops Up Former 5-Star TE from LSU , 5:55pm, June 1

Former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert was heralded as the most important high school prospect at his position in recent…

Georgia’s 2021 Schedule Has CFP Written All Over It College Football Georgia’s 2021 Schedule Has CFP Written All Over It , The League 12:52pm, May 3

Some college football teams ease their way into the season with games against lowly, non-conference opponents. Not the Georgia Bulldogs.…

Manti Te’o Found Real Love After His Girlfriend Hoax College Football Manti Te’o Found Real Love After His Girlfriend Hoax , 3:19pm, May 18

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

Could Champ Bailey’s Son Continue Dad’s Legacy at Georgia? College Football Could Champ Bailey’s Son Continue Dad’s Legacy at Georgia? , Staff Writer 10:55am, April 22

No last name in Georgia Bulldogs history carries quite the same weight as Bailey (just let me make a point,…

Florida’s 2021 Schedules Gives Gators an Early CFP Test Florida Florida’s 2021 Schedules Gives Gators an Early CFP Test , The League 2:58pm, April 28

The Florida Gators will have a new look in 2021. With star players such as quarterback Kyle Trask, tight end…

Katherine Webb Gave Up Her Model Life to Become a Mom College Football Katherine Webb Gave Up Her Model Life to Become a Mom , Editor 11:31am, May 6

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

Auburn’s 2021 Schedule is No Picnic for the Tigers Auburn Auburn’s 2021 Schedule is No Picnic for the Tigers , The League 10:13am, April 29

The Auburn Tigers are entering a new era. Head coach Bryan Harsin has full control of the program now, and…

LSU’s Controversial “Neck” Chant Will Never Go Away LSU LSU’s Controversial “Neck” Chant Will Never Go Away , 2:10pm, May 18

College football games are littered with iconic chants that makes every game day experience unique across the country. But as…

FSU’s 2021 Schedule Opens (and Closes) With a Bang College Football FSU’s 2021 Schedule Opens (and Closes) With a Bang , The League 10:33am, May 4

The Florida State Seminoles are still in their "rebuilding" phase. Head coach Mike Norvell has been tasked with bringing glory…

Auburn’s Future Starting QB is a Playmaking Machine Auburn Auburn’s Future Starting QB is a Playmaking Machine , Editor 3:06pm, May 25

For the foreseeable future, Bo Nix is the starting quarterback for the Auburn Tigers. His spot is likely untouchable until…

Alabama Stole Its Newest 4-Star Safety From LSU’s Backyard Alabama Alabama Stole Its Newest 4-Star Safety From LSU’s Backyard , Staff Writer 1:02pm, May 26

There's no arguing that the best defensive backs are SEC products. LSU and Florida squabble every year about who the…

Jameis Winston’s Crab Legs “Theft” Will Always Be Weird ACC Jameis Winston’s Crab Legs “Theft” Will Always Be Weird , The League 11:08am, May 20

One of the weirdest stories in college football over the last decade was the case of former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston…

Derek Stingley Jr. to Continue LSU’s No. 7 Tradition LSU Derek Stingley Jr. to Continue LSU’s No. 7 Tradition , 11:06am, May 12

LSU Tigers football is entrenched in tradition. You don't want to travel to Death Valley on Saturday night if you're…

FSU’s “Sod Cemetery” is an Untouchable College Football Tradition Florida State FSU’s “Sod Cemetery” is an Untouchable College Football Tradition , 12:52pm, May 17

Every school in college football claims to have a great traditions. Many are popular, but few can compete with Florida…

Why Are Florida’s Colors Orange and Blue? College Football Why Are Florida’s Colors Orange and Blue? , Staff Writer 3:26pm, May 14

The University of Florida is home to some of the SEC's greatest traditions and pastimes. Nothing pumped up the crowd…