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.

Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list Big 12 Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list , Associate Content Editor 6:36pm, February 23

Will Reichard is the nation's top kicker in the class of 2019 according to Kohl's kicker ratings. While he doesn't…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

Oregon reportedly hiring away Louisville staffer Stephen Field ACC Oregon reportedly hiring away Louisville staffer Stephen Field , Associate Content Editor 5:25pm, February 23

Oregon is trying to rebuild its brand and its team under new head coach Mario Cristobal. That starts with recruiting…

Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools ACC Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools , Associate Content Editor 3:11pm, February 23

Four-star offensive guard Evan Neal is possibly the biggest recruit in the state of Florida, if not the country. The…

Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins will become graduate transfer Pac-12 Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins will become graduate transfer , Associate Content Editor 1:14pm, February 23

Former four-star and Arizona starting quarterback Brandon Dawkins has made an announcement on his football future that might concern new…

Jeremy Pruitt says he's willing to go to "dadgum China" for a recruit Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt says he's willing to go to "dadgum China" for a recruit , Content Editor 1:04pm, February 23

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is willing to go the extra mile to land a recruit, even if it means going…

6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice Clemson 6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice , Content Editor 12:23pm, February 23

Four-star offensive lineman Xavier Truss (6-foot-7, 325 pounds) told 247Sports that Clemson has emerged as one of his top-5 college…

Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain Big Ten Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain , Senior Content Editor 12:02pm, February 23

On Friday morning, it was reported that Michigan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno had resigned his position…

Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking Alabama Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking , Content Editor 11:13am, February 23

Alabama failed to sign its eighth consecutive No. 1 overall class during the 2019 national recruiting cycle, instead finishing with…

Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew Alabama Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew , Senior Content Editor 11:00am, February 23

East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew is one of the top graduate transfer options ahead of the 2018 season, and the…

Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident Florida State Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident , Content Editor 10:33am, February 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winton is reportedly facing a $153 fine following a car accident on the Veterans Expressway…

Mississippi State hires Joey Jones as special teams coordinator SEC Mississippi State hires Joey Jones as special teams coordinator , Content Editor 5:56pm, February 22

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have hired Joey Jones as the program's new special teams coordinator. This is clearly the school…

Joshua Bonadona suing Louisiana College over alleged discrimination College Football Joshua Bonadona suing Louisiana College over alleged discrimination , Content Editor 5:23pm, February 22

Louisiana College is finding itself in hot water after Joshua Bonadona filed a lawsuit against it, alleging discrimination. In the federal…

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk College Basketball South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk , Content Editor 3:27pm, February 22

Dawn Staley, South Carolina's head basketball coach, has filed a lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. This all stems…

Marshall football player Larry Aaron III has passed away College Football Marshall football player Larry Aaron III has passed away , Senior Content Editor 3:24pm, February 22

According to Marshall head coach John "Doc" Holladay, defensive tackle Larry Aaron III has died following complications from a gunshot…

DE Kayvon Thibodeaux emerges as new No. 1 in latest recruiting update College Football DE Kayvon Thibodeaux emerges as new No. 1 in latest recruiting update , Content Editor 2:20pm, February 22

According to the latest release, weak-side defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is the nation's new 2019 No. 1 overall prospect. At…

Four-star WR Shamar Nash commits to Missouri SEC Four-star WR Shamar Nash commits to Missouri , Content Editor 2:05pm, February 22

Shamar Nash, a four-star wide receiver prospect out of the 2019 recruiting class, has committed to the Missouri Tigers. He…

Four-star CB Isaiah Rutherford says California working hardest for him Pac-12 Four-star CB Isaiah Rutherford says California working hardest for him , Associate Content Editor 2:00pm, February 22

Four-star cornerback Isaiah Rutherford has quite a few offers to play his football at the collegiate level. However, he has…

Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident Florida State Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident , Content Editor 10:33am, February 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winton is reportedly facing a $153 fine following a car accident on the Veterans Expressway…

Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools ACC Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools , Associate Content Editor 3:11pm, February 23

Four-star offensive guard Evan Neal is possibly the biggest recruit in the state of Florida, if not the country. The…

Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking Alabama Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking , Content Editor 11:13am, February 23

Alabama failed to sign its eighth consecutive No. 1 overall class during the 2019 national recruiting cycle, instead finishing with…

Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list Big 12 Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list , Associate Content Editor 6:36pm, February 23

Will Reichard is the nation's top kicker in the class of 2019 according to Kohl's kicker ratings. While he doesn't…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain Big Ten Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain , Senior Content Editor 12:02pm, February 23

On Friday morning, it was reported that Michigan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno had resigned his position…

Report: DL coach Craig Kuligowski joining Nick Saban's Alabama staff Alabama Report: DL coach Craig Kuligowski joining Nick Saban's Alabama staff , Senior Content Editor 8:20pm, February 19

Craig Kuligowski is reportedly joining Nick Saban's staff as defensive line coach, jumping from Mark Richt's Miami Hurricanes, according to…

Four-star OT Harry Miller lists his top five schools Clemson Four-star OT Harry Miller lists his top five schools , Associate Content Editor 5:49pm, February 19

Four-star offensive tackle Harry Miller is one of the bigger linemen in the class of 2019 standing at 6-foot-4 and…

Mississippi State hires Joey Jones as special teams coordinator SEC Mississippi State hires Joey Jones as special teams coordinator , Content Editor 5:56pm, February 22

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have hired Joey Jones as the program's new special teams coordinator. This is clearly the school…

Booger McFarland: Baker Mayfield incapable of being a franchise QB Big 12 Booger McFarland: Baker Mayfield incapable of being a franchise QB , Content Editor 12:53pm, February 22

Former NFL lineman and current SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland believes Baker Mayfield is incapable of being a franchise quarterback.…

Tennessee 'back in the mix' for four-star WR Shamar Nash after visit Tennessee Tennessee 'back in the mix' for four-star WR Shamar Nash after visit , FanBuzz Writer 1:05pm, February 20

Shamar Nash holds an impressive list of scholarship offers and the four-star 2019 wide receiver will be making an intriguing…

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk College Basketball South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk , Content Editor 3:27pm, February 22

Dawn Staley, South Carolina's head basketball coach, has filed a lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. This all stems…

6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice Clemson 6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice , Content Editor 12:23pm, February 23

Four-star offensive lineman Xavier Truss (6-foot-7, 325 pounds) told 247Sports that Clemson has emerged as one of his top-5 college…

LSU in the early lead for 5-star DT Ishmael Sopsher LSU LSU in the early lead for 5-star DT Ishmael Sopsher , Senior Content Editor 6:21pm, February 18

Just last week, five-star defensive tackle Ishmael Sopsher (6-foot-5, 279 pounds, Amite, La.) was awarded the No. 1 overall recruit…

Jeremy Pruitt says he's willing to go to "dadgum China" for a recruit Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt says he's willing to go to "dadgum China" for a recruit , Content Editor 1:04pm, February 23

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is willing to go the extra mile to land a recruit, even if it means going…

Bruce Feldman gets real on expectations for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M Texas A&M Bruce Feldman gets real on expectations for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M , Senior Content Editor 3:50pm, February 20

Jimbo Fisher has a lot to live up to after jumping from Florida State to Texas A&M at the end…

Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew Alabama Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew , Senior Content Editor 11:00am, February 23

East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew is one of the top graduate transfer options ahead of the 2018 season, and the…

Former Kansas State coach Jim Dickey passes away at 84 Big 12 Former Kansas State coach Jim Dickey passes away at 84 , Content Editor 1:20pm, February 20

Jim Dickey, a former head coach for Kansas State and Big Eight Coach of the Year, has passed away at…