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.

Auburn 5-Star Signee Has NBA Genes & A Bright Future Auburn Auburn 5-Star Signee Has NBA Genes & A Bright Future , Staff Writer 6:10pm, April 22

Five-star power forward Jabari Smith has all the tools to excel at the next level. The Auburn signee has size,…

What Happened to Jamal Mashburn and Where is He Now? College Basketball What Happened to Jamal Mashburn and Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 4:34pm, April 22

The list of great basketball players to lace them up at the University of Kentucky is long. Under current head…

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NFL defenses need to look out. There's a new power running back coming down the line, and his vision is clear…

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,…

Texas A&M Loses 4-Star Signee After Coaching Departure College Football Texas A&M Loses 4-Star Signee After Coaching Departure , The League 10:37am, April 22

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

How Kyle Pitts Went From High School QB to NFL Tight End College Football How Kyle Pitts Went From High School QB to NFL Tight End , The League 3:30pm, April 21

Former University of Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is one of the best talents in the entire 2021 NFL Draft…

Meet Peyton Glavine: Auburn’s Bullpen Weapon With MLB Hall of Fame Genes Auburn Meet Peyton Glavine: Auburn’s Bullpen Weapon With MLB Hall of Fame Genes , Staff Writer 3:16pm, April 21

Peyton Glavine beaned the first two batters he faced. He had just entered the ninth inning of a game Auburn…

Alabama’s New 5-Star Point Guard Has NBA Teams Drooling Alabama Alabama’s New 5-Star Point Guard Has NBA Teams Drooling , Staff Writer 12:48pm, April 21

The town of Letohatchee, Alabama fills the Calhoun High School gym. It's game day, and JD Davison is a sight…

Jaiden Fields’ Walk-Off Chopper Snapped OU’s 40-Game Winning Streak College Softball Jaiden Fields’ Walk-Off Chopper Snapped OU’s 40-Game Winning Streak , Staff Writer 11:43am, April 21

Having the clutch gene gives you a leg up on the competition. It makes you hungry for crunch time, and…

Texas A&M’s “Aggie Muster” Tradition is Unlike Any Other National Texas A&M’s “Aggie Muster” Tradition is Unlike Any Other , 11:10am, April 21

Wherever we come from or wherever we're going, all we want is to feel like we belong somewhere. Like we…

What Happened to Charlie Ward and Where is He Now? College Football What Happened to Charlie Ward and Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 7:08pm, April 20

There might not be another person who's ever had the dilemma Charlie Ward faced in 1994. Should he go to…

Alabama’s Championship Rings Look Expensive, But How Much Do They Cost? Alabama Alabama’s Championship Rings Look Expensive, But How Much Do They Cost? , Staff Writer 6:54pm, April 20

The Alabama Crimson Tide achieved the thinkable in a wacky 2020 season. While steamrolling their way to the College Football…

Champ Bailey’s Net Worth Proves He’s An NFL Legend Georgia Champ Bailey’s Net Worth Proves He’s An NFL Legend , The League 4:18pm, April 20

Former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is one of the greatest defensive backs in NFL history. The 42-year-old enjoyed a…

Amber Serrett’s “Barehanded Bazooka” Play Deserves an LSU Statue College Softball Amber Serrett’s “Barehanded Bazooka” Play Deserves an LSU Statue , Staff Writer 2:30pm, April 20

It takes incredible skill, focus and athleticism to play shortstop in the SEC. Balls are rocketed in the hole and…

Female Reporter Scores 2-Point Conversion in Illinois Spring Game Big Ten Female Reporter Scores 2-Point Conversion in Illinois Spring Game , Staff Writer 11:58am, April 20

Imagine Erin Andrews throwing on the pads and subbing in for Christian McCaffrey on third and long. What if Pam…

Alex Bregman’s LSU Career is the Stuff of Legends College Baseball Alex Bregman’s LSU Career is the Stuff of Legends , The League 11:15am, April 20

Alex Bregman is one of the most fundamentally sound hitters in Major League Baseball. Since his debut in 2016, the…

What Happened to Ronnie Brown and Where is He Now? Auburn What Happened to Ronnie Brown and Where is He Now? , Staff Writer 6:28pm, April 19

Speed and power. Thunder and lightning. Shake and Bake. These attributes can all be used to describe the backfield tandem…

Is Texas A&M Favored to Land Nation’s No. 1 Outside Linebacker? College Football Is Texas A&M Favored to Land Nation’s No. 1 Outside Linebacker? , The League 4:25pm, April 19

College football fans will need remember linebacker Harold Perkins' name. Perkins has excelled at Cy Park High School in Cypress,…

Key & Peele’s Classic “Football Names” Sketches Are Still Hilarious College Football Key & Peele’s Classic “Football Names” Sketches Are Still Hilarious , 10:40am, April 9

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Chris Farley and David Spade. Classic comedic tandems feed off…

Ref Punched “Last Chance U” Coach During Game & Both Got Ejected College Football Ref Punched “Last Chance U” Coach During Game & Both Got Ejected , 1:45pm, March 19

We have seen players ejected for fighting and coaches ejected for arguing in sports. However, this might be a new…

LSU’s Fake Field Goals Are Every College Kicker’s Dream Come True LSU LSU’s Fake Field Goals Are Every College Kicker’s Dream Come True , Editor 4:59pm, March 22

For over a decade, Les Miles was the leader of the LSU Tigers. He brought home a national championship to…

5 Best-Selling LSU Face Masks for True Tiger Fans College Football 5 Best-Selling LSU Face Masks for True Tiger Fans , Commerce Writer, 11:42am, March 9

Coronavirus may have ruined some plans to watch football in Baton Rouge last season, but that doesn't mean we can't…

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,…

FSU’s “Puntrooskie” Took Everyone Completely By Surprise Florida State FSU’s “Puntrooskie” Took Everyone Completely By Surprise , The League 12:01pm, March 19

If any athlete is lucky, there will be one play that defines their career and has them remembered by at…

4-Star Linebacker Passes on Dad’s Former School College Football 4-Star Linebacker Passes on Dad’s Former School , The League 3:20pm, March 30

College football recruiting can be absolutely insane, and that fight for the best players in America gets even tougher when…

Jadeveon Clowney Owns College Football’s Most Vicious Hit College Football Jadeveon Clowney Owns College Football’s Most Vicious Hit , The League 1:23pm, February 24

From trick plays to fake punt returns, there have been countless memorable plays in college football history. However, there is…

What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is He Now? LSU What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is He Now? , The League 11:34am, March 6

Anyone who knows football remembers the name JaMarcus Russell. The former No. 1 overall pick is considered to be one…

Remember Jenn Sterger? Here’s Where The ‘Brett Favre Girl’ Is Now College Football Remember Jenn Sterger? Here’s Where The ‘Brett Favre Girl’ Is Now , Staff Writer 1:06pm, March 4

Before Katherine Webb made college football broadcaster Brent Musburger and the rest of America drool on live TV, there was…

Alabama Locks Up Nation’s No. 1 DB for This Season Alabama Alabama Locks Up Nation’s No. 1 DB for This Season , The League 12:07pm, March 29

Ga'Quincy McKinstry is the defensive back in the country. The Pinson Valley High School star has shined for years and…

Ryan Lochte Married a Playboy Playmate & Started a Family Florida Ryan Lochte Married a Playboy Playmate & Started a Family , Staff Writer 10:34am, March 12

Few Olympic athletes in United States history fell as hard as swimmer Ryan Lochte. The national celebrity became the second-most…

Mike Norvell Sways Talented 4-Star WR From SEC Powerhouses Florida State Mike Norvell Sways Talented 4-Star WR From SEC Powerhouses , Editor 5:01pm, February 22

Look around the country and you won’t find many high school wide receivers as talented as Edna Karr’s Destyn Pazon.…

David Pollack’s “Strip-Six” Cemented His Georgia Legacy Georgia David Pollack’s “Strip-Six” Cemented His Georgia Legacy , Staff Writer 5:29pm, March 8

If you’ve ever flipped the channel to ESPN’s College GameDay or Thursday Night Football, you’ve likely seen David Pollack give…

Trevor Lawrence Marries High School Sweetheart in Private Ceremony ACC Trevor Lawrence Marries High School Sweetheart in Private Ceremony , Staff Writer 1:19pm, April 12

Former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence didn't waste much time becoming a household name. The long-haired, 6-foot-6 signal caller led Dabo…

Alabama’s New 4-Star Linebacker is Already Built Like an NFL Star Alabama Alabama’s New 4-Star Linebacker is Already Built Like an NFL Star , The League 11:57am, March 31

Duncanville High School linebacker Kendrick Blackshire is the one of top defensive prospects in the entire 2021 recruiting class, and…

4-Star Stud Could Boost LSU’s Defense Right Away High School 4-Star Stud Could Boost LSU’s Defense Right Away , The League , Staff Writer 10:16am, March 4

Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney should be taking notes on Ed Orgeron's recruiting abilities. Despite losing nearly his entire coaching…

Texas A&M’s “Aggie Muster” Tradition is Unlike Any Other National Texas A&M’s “Aggie Muster” Tradition is Unlike Any Other , 11:10am, April 21

Wherever we come from or wherever we're going, all we want is to feel like we belong somewhere. Like we…