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.

Randy Moss’ Hurdling 90-Yard Touchdown Flashed His NCAA Greatness College Football Randy Moss’ Hurdling 90-Yard Touchdown Flashed His NCAA Greatness , Staff Writer 2:45pm, September 25

Before Randy Moss was a parent in the stands watching his son play in a national championship game with the…

Peyton Manning at Michigan? One Recruiting Trip Nearly Changed Football History College Football Peyton Manning at Michigan? One Recruiting Trip Nearly Changed Football History , 1:58pm, September 25

Athletes wear iconic colors that help build their legacies, but seeing them wear another jersey just doesn't make sense. Remember…

Kicker Gets Blocked, Then Incredibly Nails it Off the Bounce Anyway College Football Kicker Gets Blocked, Then Incredibly Nails it Off the Bounce Anyway , 1:39pm, September 25

Kicking field goals are pretty pedestrian in college football. There's the random long kick here and there and sometimes some…

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Grocery stores in Lubbock, Texas, know to stock up on tortillas before football season. Lines of college kids will clean…

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The college football atmosphere is what makes the sport so endearing. There are the traditions, the fight songs, the chants,…

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Texas A&M University is more than just Jimbo Fisher's football team or the house that Johnny Football built. It's where…

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Urban Meyer is one of the great college football coaches in NCAA football history, having produced dominating eras as head…

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The Chicago Bears perhaps got the steal of the 2021 NFL Draft when they selected Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields…

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Walk around the University of Florida's campus on a game day in the Swamp, and you'll come across a few…

The 11 Best Tallahassee Food Spots for FSU Game Days Florida State The 11 Best Tallahassee Food Spots for FSU Game Days , 1:28pm, September 23

The most important thing on a Saturday in the fall, other than college football of course, is the food you'll…

“Keggy the Keg” is College Football’s Funniest Mascot College Football “Keggy the Keg” is College Football’s Funniest Mascot , Staff Writer 11:51am, September 23

You can't talk about athletic excellence without mentioning the Dartmouth Big Green. The Hanover, New Hampshire, Ivy League school has…

The 50 Best College Football Players Ever By Position, According to ESPN College Football The 50 Best College Football Players Ever By Position, According to ESPN , Staff Writer 11:01am, September 23

College football has transformed quite a bit since the very first game took place in 1869 between Rutgers University and…

Dabo Swinney’s Real Name Was a Mystery Until 3rd Grade Clemson Dabo Swinney’s Real Name Was a Mystery Until 3rd Grade , The League 5:45pm, September 22

The Clemson Tigers' football season has ended with national championship game appearances in four of the last six years, which…

Georgia’s “Shoestring Play” Caught Vanderbilt Napping For Walk-In TD Georgia Georgia’s “Shoestring Play” Caught Vanderbilt Napping For Walk-In TD , 5:04pm, September 22

The "Shoestring play" was one of the best trick plays of all time, and there's a ton of them to…

This Epic Florida Gators Man Cave Brings “The Swamp” to the Basement Florida This Epic Florida Gators Man Cave Brings “The Swamp” to the Basement , 2:55pm, September 22

The University of Florida owns one of the great traditions of elite college athletics anywhere in the country. Numerous national…

Justin Thomas Found Love After Starring at Alabama Alabama Justin Thomas Found Love After Starring at Alabama , Staff Writer 2:49pm, September 22

Justin Thomas is one of the best golfers on the planet. The 28-year-old right-hander consistently ranked inside the top-five of…

The Texas Longhorn Band Has a Drum With a Radioactive Past Big 12 The Texas Longhorn Band Has a Drum With a Radioactive Past , Staff Writer 2:17pm, September 22

Big. Loud. Orange. Radioactive. These four words could only be describing the University of Texas Longhorn Band's Big Bertha drum.…

5 Texas A&M Traditions Every Aggie Fan Should Know By Heart College Football 5 Texas A&M Traditions Every Aggie Fan Should Know By Heart , Staff Writer 12:36pm, September 22

To be a Texas A&M Aggie, you have to completely buy in. Your voice can always come back and you…

Bo Jackson Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders & Humbled “Prime Time” Auburn Bo Jackson Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders & Humbled “Prime Time” , Original Author 12:02pm, September 16

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

Why “Dixieland Delight” is a Timeless (& Controversial) Alabama Football Tradition Alabama Why “Dixieland Delight” is a Timeless (& Controversial) Alabama Football Tradition , 2:51pm, September 4

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

Alabama’s “The Strip”: Remembering the Greatest Play That Didn’t Count Alabama Alabama’s “The Strip”: Remembering the Greatest Play That Didn’t Count , Staff Writer 11:43am, September 2

Every NFL and college football fan can recall their favorite play. Maybe it's Doug Flutie's last-second hail mary in 1984.…

The 7 Greatest College Football Teams Ever Are All-Time Juggernauts College Football The 7 Greatest College Football Teams Ever Are All-Time Juggernauts , 6:40pm, August 26

Finishing a college football season without a loss is a huge feat. Most of the time, going undefeated results in a…

College Football’s Biggest Villain in Every State College Football College Football’s Biggest Villain in Every State , 1:02pm, August 30

In the immortal words of Ric Flair, "I was really good at being a bad guy." That's because it's fun…

Why The 2001 Miami Hurricanes Are The Greatest NCAA Team Ever College Football Why The 2001 Miami Hurricanes Are The Greatest NCAA Team Ever , 3:58pm, August 19

It's important to recognize which team is the best in college football every season. It is also important to know…

Duck Dynasty’s Star Was a College QB, And He Started Over Terry Bradshaw College Football Duck Dynasty’s Star Was a College QB, And He Started Over Terry Bradshaw , 12:08pm, August 28

The most talented college football players don't always land in the NFL. Phil Robertson is the perfect example of that.…

Ed & Kelly Orgeron Built a 23-Year Marriage Before Splitting Up LSU Ed & Kelly Orgeron Built a 23-Year Marriage Before Splitting Up , Staff Writer 11:08am, September 2

College football is a family ordeal as much as it is a contact sport. Sometimes fans can only relate to…

FSU vs. Florida: Relive 2003’s Explosive Postgame Fight Florida FSU vs. Florida: Relive 2003’s Explosive Postgame Fight , 5:10pm, August 9

Following a 38-34 Florida State victory over Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in 2003, one of the most infamous…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sacked a Heisman Winner During His Playing Days College Football Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sacked a Heisman Winner During His Playing Days , Original Author 5:42pm, September 14

Before Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson became a professional wrestling icon and Hollywood movie star, he was a football player just…

Danny Wuerffel’s Record 7 TDs Left Peyton Manning Speechless Florida Danny Wuerffel’s Record 7 TDs Left Peyton Manning Speechless , Staff Writer 3:40pm, September 23

Walk around the University of Florida's campus on a game day in the Swamp, and you'll come across a few…

Cam Newton is a Proud Father of 7 Children Auburn Cam Newton is a Proud Father of 7 Children , Staff Writer 5:20pm, August 10

Cam Newton is one of the more polarizing quarterbacks in the NFL. The man known as Superman proved his worth…

Jimbo Fisher’s Costly Divorce Didn’t Stop Him From Finding Love Again Florida State Jimbo Fisher’s Costly Divorce Didn’t Stop Him From Finding Love Again , Staff Writer 11:58am, September 1

Jimbo Fisher first earned a name for himself at Florida State University, where  he won the BCS National Championship in…

Johnny Manziel’s Houdini Scramble Versus ‘Bama Can’t Be Topped Texas A&M Johnny Manziel’s Houdini Scramble Versus ‘Bama Can’t Be Topped , 3:42pm, September 10

Since the Heisman Trophy was first awarded in 1935 to Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger, only juniors or seniors had won…

The Most Popular Sport in All 50 States College Basketball The Most Popular Sport in All 50 States , Original Author 5:36pm, August 31

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

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Love him or hate him, quarterback Johnny Manziel is one of the greatest college football quarterbacks of all time. His…

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When an important college football game is on the line, anything is possible. Some coaches play conservatively. Others put the…

FSU’s “Puntrooskie”: Relive Bobby Bowden’s Gutsy Trick Play 33 Years Later Florida State FSU’s “Puntrooskie”: Relive Bobby Bowden’s Gutsy Trick Play 33 Years Later , The League 1:17pm, September 16

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