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.

Sam Bradford Made $1.25 Million Per Touchdown in His Career College Football Sam Bradford Made $1.25 Million Per Touchdown in His Career , The League 4:22pm, January 19

Sam Bradford never lived up to his hype as an NFL quarterback, having been selected as the first-overall pick in…

Richard Seymour Made Almost $90 Million in the NFL, But Where is He Now? Georgia Richard Seymour Made Almost $90 Million in the NFL, But Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 3:57pm, January 19

Defensive tackles don't always get the love they deserve, but Richard Seymour should. As one of the more dominant defensive…

Texas A&M’s First 2022 Commit is a 230-Pound DE Beast College Football Texas A&M’s First 2022 Commit is a 230-Pound DE Beast , The League 3:04pm, January 19

Malick Sylla plays weakside defensive end for Katy High School, and he is an explosive talent at just 17 years…

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are consistently one of the top dogs in college football, but there is one area in…

How Alabama Flipped LSU’s Top-50 Recruit at the Last Second Alabama How Alabama Flipped LSU’s Top-50 Recruit at the Last Second , The League 12:48pm, January 19

Fans of Alabama football have to be spoiled by now. The Crimson Tide reach the College Football Playoff nearly every…

Tracy Rocker Continuing Auburn Legacy as Coach Auburn Tracy Rocker Continuing Auburn Legacy as Coach , Staff Writer 5:00pm, January 18

Tracy Rocker is undoubtedly one of the greatest players, offensive or defensive, to ever step on to the field at…

Zach Mettenberger Gave Up His Pro Dreams, But Where is He Now? High School Zach Mettenberger Gave Up His Pro Dreams, But Where is He Now? , Editor 4:43pm, January 18

Ever since he left the LSU Tigers' campus, quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been chasing his dream of playing professional football.…

Top-100 Recruit Gives Dan Mullen’s Defense Huge Help College Football Top-100 Recruit Gives Dan Mullen’s Defense Huge Help , The League 2:05pm, January 18

Defensive end Tyreak Sapp has caught the attention of elite college football programs for years. He is ranked as one…

Auburn Signs 300 Pounds of Pure Force for Next Season Auburn Auburn Signs 300 Pounds of Pure Force for Next Season , The League 12:16pm, January 18

If you weigh 300 pounds and play high school football, chances are you're going to get looked at by some…

History-Making Sarah Fuller Invited to Joe Biden’s Inauguration College Football History-Making Sarah Fuller Invited to Joe Biden’s Inauguration , 11:51am, January 18

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sarah Fuller, the first woman to score in a Power Five conference football game, says she's been…

Cris Collinsworth and His Wife Settled in a “Dinky Town” & Had 4 Kids Florida Cris Collinsworth and His Wife Settled in a “Dinky Town” & Had 4 Kids , Staff Writer 12:13pm, January 16

Every dedicated NFL fan knows exactly who Cris Collinsworth is. His face, voice and widely recognized "slide-in" next to Al…

The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book Big 12 The Mahomes vs. Mayfield Showdown That Rewrote the NCAA Record Book , 2:32pm, January 15

Tons of games in college football history are stellar, record-breaking contests get lost in time, unless of course you happen to…

Kirby Smart’s Newest DB is a 4-Star Stud from Georgia College Football Kirby Smart’s Newest DB is a 4-Star Stud from Georgia , The League 10:54am, January 15

When four-star cornerback Nyland Green is on the field, opposing quarterbacks are in danger. The standout defensive back from the…

Jimbo Fisher Nabs Oklahoma’s No. 1 Football Recruit for Next Season College Football Jimbo Fisher Nabs Oklahoma’s No. 1 Football Recruit for Next Season , The League 4:02pm, January 14

The Oklahoma Sooners have been one of the most successful college football programs over the last few decades. They may not…

4-Star DB Hunter Washington Immediately Lifts FSU’s Secondary College Football 4-Star DB Hunter Washington Immediately Lifts FSU’s Secondary , The League 2:07pm, January 14

Mike Norvell's first year as the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles did not exactly go as planned. The…

Quincy Carter Once Had It All. What Happened to Him? Georgia Quincy Carter Once Had It All. What Happened to Him? , 1:54pm, January 14

Big-time quarterbacks at the University of Georgia aren't hard to find throughout the years. Aaron Murray is the most prolific…

Urban Meyer’s Children Have Been Behind Him Since Day 1 College Football Urban Meyer’s Children Have Been Behind Him Since Day 1 , Staff Writer 1:12pm, January 14

Urban Meyer will go down as one of the greatest college football coaches of all time. He's won three national…

Ed Orgeron Singing “Hold That Tiger” on Voicemails Never Gets Old LSU Ed Orgeron Singing “Hold That Tiger” on Voicemails Never Gets Old , Staff Writer 12:23pm, January 14

Ed Orgeron is not only LSU's beloved head coach, he's everyone's favorite head coach. He's been hitting the recruiting trail…

Bo Jackson Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders Like It Was Nothing Auburn Bo Jackson Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders Like It Was Nothing , Editor 10:48am, January 8

Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders are widely considered as two of the greatest athletes of all time, perhaps even the…

Oregon’s “Fake Statue of Liberty” Completely Twisted the Defense College Football Oregon’s “Fake Statue of Liberty” Completely Twisted the Defense , Editor 11:58am, December 21

No matter what year it is, or how good or bad the Michigan Wolverines are, playing in Michigan Stadium is…

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At some point, we were all rooting for the University of Florida. Tim Tebow is one of the greatest college…

The “Bounce Pass” Trick Play That Worked to Perfection College Football The “Bounce Pass” Trick Play That Worked to Perfection , Editor 12:14pm, November 29

When major college football teams schedule FCS opponents early in the season, it’s usually meant to be a glorified practice…

Auburn’s Star Gymnast Broke Both Legs, But Where is She Now? Auburn Auburn’s Star Gymnast Broke Both Legs, But Where is She Now? , Editor 1:57pm, December 4

What started as a simple floor routine, something she had done time and time again throughout her career, ended in…

The Most Popular Sport in All 50 States College Basketball The Most Popular Sport in All 50 States , Editor 5:54pm, November 30

No matter where you live in the United States, American sports are a part of every community. Although some prefer…

Cornelius Bennett’s “The Sack” Changed The Fate of Alabama-Notre Dame Alabama Cornelius Bennett’s “The Sack” Changed The Fate of Alabama-Notre Dame , Staff Writer 12:11pm, December 23

Few plays in Alabama Crimson Tide history stack up to "The Sack." One could argue for George Teague's "The Strip"…

5 LSU Face Masks Ed Orgeron, the Real ‘Tiger King’ Would Approve Of College Football 5 LSU Face Masks Ed Orgeron, the Real ‘Tiger King’ Would Approve Of , Commerce Writer, 11:07am, December 16

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

5 Face Masks for Devout Alabama Crimson Tide Fans Alabama 5 Face Masks for Devout Alabama Crimson Tide Fans , Commerce Writer, 10:36am, December 17

Football is back! However, coronavirus is no joke, and we must listen to the CDC. If we do our part…

Alabama’s Big Al Beats the Snot Out of Florida Mascot Alabama Alabama’s Big Al Beats the Snot Out of Florida Mascot , Editor 1:37pm, December 17

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators don’t often play during the regular season, but it’s usually a big-time clash…

Emmitt Smith’s Net Worth: How NFL’s Rushing King Racked Up Millions Florida Emmitt Smith’s Net Worth: How NFL’s Rushing King Racked Up Millions , Staff Writer 1:32pm, December 20

Emmitt Smith is National Football League’s all-time rushing leader. He’s a three-time Super Bowl champ and Pro Football Hall of…

LSU Bride Pranks Alabama Groom With Wedding Cake Surprise Alabama LSU Bride Pranks Alabama Groom With Wedding Cake Surprise , 4:44pm, December 3

Since their first meeting on November 18, 1885, the Alabama versus LSU rivalry is one of college football's premier games…

Joe Namath’s Controversial Pantyhose Commercial Was Ahead of Its Time Alabama Joe Namath’s Controversial Pantyhose Commercial Was Ahead of Its Time , Staff Writer 4:34pm, December 16

Former NFL quarterback Joe Namath was an absolute superstar celebrity during the 1960s and 1970s. "Broadway Joe" not only led…

Bo Jackson’s Net Worth: How Endorsements Made Him Millions Auburn Bo Jackson’s Net Worth: How Endorsements Made Him Millions , The League 12:38pm, December 5

Many have tried, but few athletes have had the success in multiple sports like Bo Jackson did. But despite a…

Nick Saban’s National Title Bonus Check Boosts His Net Worth Even More Alabama Nick Saban’s National Title Bonus Check Boosts His Net Worth Even More , 12:07pm, January 13

To be considered the greatest in whatever you do takes patience and time. For Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick…

“Playing Dead” On a Fake Punt is Still the Most Insane Idea Ever College Football “Playing Dead” On a Fake Punt is Still the Most Insane Idea Ever , 2:28pm, December 18

Arkansas State lost 41-20 when they played at Miami (FL) back in 2014 and during the game they attempted what…

Dabo Swinney Married His Elementary School Sweetheart Clemson Dabo Swinney Married His Elementary School Sweetheart , Editor 10:58am, December 19

When it comes to college football, the Clemson Tigers are the cream of the crop. Head coach Dabo Swinney consistently…

Jameis Winston & His Wife Welcome Second Child to Their Family Florida State Jameis Winston & His Wife Welcome Second Child to Their Family , Editor 2:46pm, January 7

It was quite the offseason for NFL quarterback Jameis Winston in 2020. He first got LASIK eye surgery to repair his…