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.

Derrick Thomas’ 27 Sacks Deserves to Be the NCAA Record Alabama Derrick Thomas’ 27 Sacks Deserves to Be the NCAA Record , Editor 4:30pm, January 17

The NCAA did not recognize the 'sack' as an official statistic until 2000. Even the NFL — which made it…

Clemson Star RB Travis Etienne Returning to School Next Season Clemson Clemson Star RB Travis Etienne Returning to School Next Season , 4:18pm, January 17

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his…

Ranking Georgia’s Greatest Running Backs Since 1941 Georgia Ranking Georgia’s Greatest Running Backs Since 1941 , Editor 4:00pm, January 17

The debate for 'DBU' — where the greatest defensive backs in college football hail from — swings from Florida to…

LSU Basketball’s All-Time Starting 5 is Loaded With Hall of Famers College Basketball LSU Basketball’s All-Time Starting 5 is Loaded With Hall of Famers , 3:47pm, January 17

Nestled comfortably in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, adjacent to the famous Tiger Stadium fans clamor about during weekends in the fall,…

Randy Moss’ Son Enters NFL Draft After Record-Setting LSU Career LSU Randy Moss’ Son Enters NFL Draft After Record-Setting LSU Career , Editor 3:05pm, January 17

Say what you will about Jerry Rice's domination catching passes from Joe Montana and Steve Young, but I've never seen…

Jake Fromm Dominated the Little League World Series as “Man-Child” Georgia Jake Fromm Dominated the Little League World Series as “Man-Child” , The League 2:51pm, January 17

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm is no stranger to the national spotlight. He led UGA to SEC Championship games, won…

Winning a Title Completely Gutted the LSU Tigers LSU Winning a Title Completely Gutted the LSU Tigers , Editor 2:45pm, January 17

Winning the College Football Playoff national championship game brought more joy to Louisiana State University fans (and even Clemson Tigers…

This ‘Teacher of the Year’ Took a Knee at LSU-Clemson Game College Football This ‘Teacher of the Year’ Took a Knee at LSU-Clemson Game , The League 11:20am, January 17

This past season’s College Football Playoff national championship game between LSU and Clemson is shaping up to be the most…

Viral Gymnastics Routine Leaves Us Speechless Every Time Florida Viral Gymnastics Routine Leaves Us Speechless Every Time , The League 2:15pm, January 16

In 2019, we saw one NCAA gymnastics floor routine go viral during the season, and it vaulted UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi…

5-Star RB Keeps Georgia’s Tradition of Elite Ball Carriers Alive Georgia 5-Star RB Keeps Georgia’s Tradition of Elite Ball Carriers Alive , Editor 1:50pm, January 16

Don't listen to these guys. There's only one team in college football that deserves the title of 'Running Back U.'…

Arrest Warrant Issued for OBJ After Slapping Police Officer’s Butt LSU Arrest Warrant Issued for OBJ After Slapping Police Officer’s Butt , The League 1:20pm, January 16

No one celebrated the LSU Tigers' national championship win over Clemson like Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. OBJ…

Ranking the LSU Tigers Among College Football’s Greatest Teams College Football Ranking the LSU Tigers Among College Football’s Greatest Teams , The League, 11:00am, January 16

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

Joe Burrow Played Injured During National Championship Game LSU Joe Burrow Played Injured During National Championship Game , The League 10:40am, January 16

Athletes can show incredible toughness when playing on the word’s biggest stages. Michael Jordan’s flu game in Game 5 of…

OBJ Giving Cash to LSU Players Sparks Investigation LSU OBJ Giving Cash to LSU Players Sparks Investigation , 10:02am, January 16

The LSU Tigers won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It was impressive. It was awesome. This season was…

Georgia Basketball’s All-Time Starting 5 is Full of Legends College Basketball Georgia Basketball’s All-Time Starting 5 is Full of Legends , 5:32pm, January 15

Once upon a time, back in the early 1980s, the Georgia Bulldogs were sitting atop the college basketball world. The…

Midnight Yell: The Aggie Tradition Every Texan Needs to See Texas A&M Midnight Yell: The Aggie Tradition Every Texan Needs to See , Editor 5:00pm, January 15

College football is built on tradition. The earliest college football rivalries were first played at the tail-end of the 1800s…

Alabama Star RB Najee Harris Returning for Senior Season Alabama Alabama Star RB Najee Harris Returning for Senior Season , 3:36pm, January 15

Each and every year, the Alabama Crimson Tide lose star players to the NFL Draft. That’s what happens when you…

Auburn Legend, MLB Star Tim Hudson Joins Tigers Baseball Staff Auburn Auburn Legend, MLB Star Tim Hudson Joins Tigers Baseball Staff , The League 3:16pm, January 15

Auburn University is home to a number of SEC legends and famous alumni. Jimmy Buffett learned to play guitar so…

Texas HS Football Team’s Trick Play Pays Off Thanks to This Crazy Kid College Football Texas HS Football Team’s Trick Play Pays Off Thanks to This Crazy Kid , 1:00pm, January 2

We've seen quite a few different formations as teams line up for onside kicks in recent years, but nothing quite…

LSU’s “Neck” Invaded Championship Game, And Joe Burrow Loved It LSU LSU’s “Neck” Invaded Championship Game, And Joe Burrow Loved It , Editor 10:30am, January 14

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

Kirk Herbstreit Defends “Overrated” SEC in Sarcastic Message College Football Kirk Herbstreit Defends “Overrated” SEC in Sarcastic Message , Editor 2:49pm, January 15

It's not hard to find SEC haters. Despite the Southeastern Conference churning out the most NFL Draft picks every year…

Kirk Herbstreit Watching Twin Sons Debut is Such a Proud Dad Moment College Football Kirk Herbstreit Watching Twin Sons Debut is Such a Proud Dad Moment , 12:11pm, January 13

ESPN College Gameday host Kirk Herbstreit gets paid a lot of money to talk about college football, whether on set…

This ‘Teacher of the Year’ Took a Knee at LSU-Clemson Game College Football This ‘Teacher of the Year’ Took a Knee at LSU-Clemson Game , The League 11:20am, January 17

This past season’s College Football Playoff national championship game between LSU and Clemson is shaping up to be the most…

Melania Trump Yanks Hand Away From President Before CFP Title Game College Football Melania Trump Yanks Hand Away From President Before CFP Title Game , 5:04pm, January 14

President Donald Trump is no stranger to sporting events. In fact, he’s been on a nice run of attending some…

Auburn Fans Sing “Dixieland Delight” After Beating Alabama Alabama Auburn Fans Sing “Dixieland Delight” After Beating Alabama , Editor 12:10pm, December 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 4:30pm, December 27

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

Relive All 65 Joe Burrow Touchdowns, The New Single-Season Record LSU Relive All 65 Joe Burrow Touchdowns, The New Single-Season Record , Editor 4:58pm, January 14

"I came here to play, I didn't come here to sit on the bench for four years. I'm a pretty…

Meet LSU’s Newest 4-Star QB, Son of Super Bowl Champion High School Meet LSU’s Newest 4-Star QB, Son of Super Bowl Champion , Editor 2:45pm, January 6

Only six players in NFL history completed at least 60 percent of their passes in 13-straight seasons. Five of them…

Ranking the LSU Tigers Among College Football’s Greatest Teams College Football Ranking the LSU Tigers Among College Football’s Greatest Teams , The League, 11:00am, January 16

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

Derrick Thomas’ 27 Sacks Deserves to Be the NCAA Record Alabama Derrick Thomas’ 27 Sacks Deserves to Be the NCAA Record , Editor 4:30pm, January 17

The NCAA did not recognize the 'sack' as an official statistic until 2000. Even the NFL — which made it…

Joe Burrow Played Injured During National Championship Game LSU Joe Burrow Played Injured During National Championship Game , The League 10:40am, January 16

Athletes can show incredible toughness when playing on the word’s biggest stages. Michael Jordan’s flu game in Game 5 of…

OBJ Giving Cash to LSU Players Sparks Investigation LSU OBJ Giving Cash to LSU Players Sparks Investigation , 10:02am, January 16

The LSU Tigers won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. It was impressive. It was awesome. This season was…

Clemson’s Mascot Stinks, So LSU Fans Raised Money for a New One Clemson Clemson’s Mascot Stinks, So LSU Fans Raised Money for a New One , The League 12:55pm, January 15

College football mascots are more than just props used to hype up crowds on Saturday afternoons. Often times, they embody…

Winning a Title Completely Gutted the LSU Tigers LSU Winning a Title Completely Gutted the LSU Tigers , Editor 2:45pm, January 17

Winning the College Football Playoff national championship game brought more joy to Louisiana State University fans (and even Clemson Tigers…

Jake Fromm Dominated the Little League World Series as “Man-Child” Georgia Jake Fromm Dominated the Little League World Series as “Man-Child” , The League 2:51pm, January 17

Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm is no stranger to the national spotlight. He led UGA to SEC Championship games, won…

Derrick Henry is the Greatest High School RB Ever. It’s Not Even Close. Alabama Derrick Henry is the Greatest High School RB Ever. It’s Not Even Close. , The League 1:00pm, January 11

The best high school athletes don't always pan out in college or the NFL, unless your name is Derrick Henry.…