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.

Take The “Final Exam” From Georgia’s 2003 Academic Scandal Georgia Take The “Final Exam” From Georgia’s 2003 Academic Scandal , The League 5:59pm, April 8

Academic scandals are nothing new to college sports. The University of North Carolina came under fire for a massive academic-athletic…

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 , The League 5:09pm, April 8

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

Jimbo Fisher’s First “12th Man” Living Up to the Honor Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher’s First “12th Man” Living Up to the Honor , Senior Writer 4:15pm, April 8

For 39 games, fullback Cullen Gillaspia donned the famous No. 12 jersey for the Texas A&M Aggies with great pride.…

Alabama’s Future Starts with No. 1 QB Recruit of 2020 Alabama Alabama’s Future Starts with No. 1 QB Recruit of 2020 , Editor 4:00pm, April 8

The Mater Dei High School Monarchs could beat some small college football schools on their best day. The California powerhouse…

Ridiculous Football Names Called Out in Classic ‘Key & Peele’ Sketch College Football Ridiculous Football Names Called Out in Classic ‘Key & Peele’ Sketch , Editor 3:01pm, April 8

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

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No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

Dirty Cheap Shot Easily Ranks as Worst Hit of the Year College Football Dirty Cheap Shot Easily Ranks as Worst Hit of the Year , Editor 1:00pm, April 8

In case you needed a refresher, college football rules state that when a player's knee or body part touches the…

Florida’s Best 15 Starting Quarterbacks Since 2000 Florida Florida’s Best 15 Starting Quarterbacks Since 2000 , The League 11:24am, April 8

The Florida Gators haven't exactly hit the lottery when it comes to recruiting and developing quarterbacks this millennium. Obviously, Heisman…

10 Best College QBs to Ever Play The Game College Football 10 Best College QBs to Ever Play The Game , Editor 11:00am, April 8

College football's 150th season meant fans could look back on the sport and (as college football fans LOVE to do)…

Florida State’s 10 Best Passing Performances of All Time Florida State Florida State’s 10 Best Passing Performances of All Time , The League 10:45am, April 8

As the Florida State Seminoles hit the reset button after firing Willie Taggart and hiring head coach Mike Norvell, the…

The Patriots Are Jarrett Stidham’s Team Now Auburn The Patriots Are Jarrett Stidham’s Team Now , Editor 6:14pm, April 7

Tom Brady packing up his family and moving into Derek Jeter's mansion left a hole six Super Bowl trophies long…

Hilarious Prank Scares Football Players Out of Their Shoes College Football Hilarious Prank Scares Football Players Out of Their Shoes , Editor 5:25pm, April 7

Man, is there really anything better than perfectly executing a classic Halloween prank? I remember one year when my dad…

Alabama’s Next Star Defender Doubles as Dangerous QB Alabama Alabama’s Next Star Defender Doubles as Dangerous QB , Senior Writer 5:21pm, April 7

When Lanett High School superstar Kristian Story suits up for the Alabama Crimson Tide next season, nobody is expecting him to…

Woody Hayes Punched a Player and Never Coached Again Ohio State Woody Hayes Punched a Player and Never Coached Again , The League 1:24pm, April 7

One of the most successful head coaches in college football history isn't even remembered for his wins, but for punching…

Gators Star Guard Returning for Sophomore Season College Basketball Gators Star Guard Returning for Sophomore Season , Senior Writer 11:24am, April 7

For Florida Gators guard Scottie Lewis, playing in the NBA is his ultimate goal. That’s been the case for years,…

“The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before Alabama “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before , Editor 6:25pm, April 6

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ruled Tuscaloosa with an iron fist. The Bear pulled on his houndstooth hat and led the…

Choke at Doak: 25 Years Later, FSU’s Comeback Lives On Florida State Choke at Doak: 25 Years Later, FSU’s Comeback Lives On , Editor 3:00pm, April 6

Heading into the final game of the 1994 college football regular season, the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators were…

Fan Prank Calls Nick Saban During His Vacation Alabama Fan Prank Calls Nick Saban During His Vacation , Senior Writer 2:57pm, April 6

Give it up for Nick Saban. The Alabama football head coach supposedly takes phone calls when he’s on vacation. Now…

Kelly & Ed Orgeron Divorcing After 23 Years of Marriage LSU Kelly & Ed Orgeron Divorcing After 23 Years of Marriage , The League 10:00am, April 2

UPDATE (April 2, 2020): According to The Advocate, Ed Orgeron filed for divorce in East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court…

Woody Hayes Punched a Player and Never Coached Again Ohio State Woody Hayes Punched a Player and Never Coached Again , The League 1:24pm, April 7

One of the most successful head coaches in college football history isn't even remembered for his wins, but for punching…

3-Year-Old Sings National Anthem Like a Real ‘American Idol’ College Basketball 3-Year-Old Sings National Anthem Like a Real ‘American Idol’ , Senior Writer 1:15pm, April 8

No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

Fan Prank Calls Nick Saban During His Vacation Alabama Fan Prank Calls Nick Saban During His Vacation , Senior Writer 2:57pm, April 6

Give it up for Nick Saban. The Alabama football head coach supposedly takes phone calls when he’s on vacation. Now…

“The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before Alabama “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before , Editor 6:25pm, April 6

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ruled Tuscaloosa with an iron fist. The Bear pulled on his houndstooth hat and led the…

Ridiculous Football Names Called Out in Classic ‘Key & Peele’ Sketch College Football Ridiculous Football Names Called Out in Classic ‘Key & Peele’ Sketch , Editor 3:01pm, April 8

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

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 , The League 5:09pm, April 8

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

The Patriots Are Jarrett Stidham’s Team Now Auburn The Patriots Are Jarrett Stidham’s Team Now , Editor 6:14pm, April 7

Tom Brady packing up his family and moving into Derek Jeter's mansion left a hole six Super Bowl trophies long…

Jameis Winston Marries Longtime Girlfriend in Private Home Ceremony Florida State Jameis Winston Marries Longtime Girlfriend in Private Home Ceremony , Senior Writer 11:53am, April 6

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

What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is He Now? LSU What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is He Now? , The League 2:00pm, March 11

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

Hilarious Prank Scares Football Players Out of Their Shoes College Football Hilarious Prank Scares Football Players Out of Their Shoes , Editor 5:25pm, April 7

Man, is there really anything better than perfectly executing a classic Halloween prank? I remember one year when my dad…

Cam Newton’s Net Worth is as Crazy as His Wardrobe Auburn Cam Newton’s Net Worth is as Crazy as His Wardrobe , The League 4:30pm, February 26

One of the most entertaining and electric quarterbacks in the NFL is Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. With on-field accomplishments,…

“Dixieland Delight” Makes Alabama Fans Go Wild Any Time of Year Alabama “Dixieland Delight” Makes Alabama Fans Go Wild Any Time of Year , Editor 12:00pm, March 17

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

Joe Burrow and His Girlfriend Are The NFL’s Next Power Couple LSU Joe Burrow and His Girlfriend Are The NFL’s Next Power Couple , The League 3:27pm, March 16

Joe Burrow is set to become a very, very rich man. Over the course of the last year, the former…

Alabama’s Future Starts with No. 1 QB Recruit of 2020 Alabama Alabama’s Future Starts with No. 1 QB Recruit of 2020 , Editor 4:00pm, April 8

The Mater Dei High School Monarchs could beat some small college football schools on their best day. The California powerhouse…

10 Best College QBs to Ever Play The Game College Football 10 Best College QBs to Ever Play The Game , Editor 11:00am, April 8

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The Secret to Alabama’s Dynasty: Miss Terry Saban Alabama The Secret to Alabama’s Dynasty: Miss Terry Saban , The League 10:45am, March 30

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is ruling the greatest college football dynasty of all time. There's no denying it. Five…

Florida’s Best 15 Starting Quarterbacks Since 2000 Florida Florida’s Best 15 Starting Quarterbacks Since 2000 , The League 11:24am, April 8

The Florida Gators haven't exactly hit the lottery when it comes to recruiting and developing quarterbacks this millennium. Obviously, Heisman…