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.

Tim Tebow’s “They Said” Commercial Still Gives Us Chills Florida Tim Tebow’s “They Said” Commercial Still Gives Us Chills , Senior Writer 5:12pm, August 7

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For the better part of a decade, making clutch field goals against Miami didn't top Florida State's list of "Things…

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On Saturdays in the fall, as fans watch college football, Maria Taylor is in her element. She paces around the…

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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…

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The LSU Tigers have many great traditions, but perhaps nothing tops Saturday night games at Tiger Stadium. They are special…

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Nick Saban is one of the greatest college football coaches to ever live. There is no sense in trying to…

Michael Ojo, Beloved FSU Big Man, Dead at 27 ACC Michael Ojo, Beloved FSU Big Man, Dead at 27 , 10:47am, August 7

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his…

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

LSU Debuts at No. 5 in Preseason Coaches Poll College Football LSU Debuts at No. 5 in Preseason Coaches Poll , Editor 3:23pm, August 6

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When No. 52 bounded onto the field, energy rose to palpable levels. The "Squirrel Dance" drew everyone's attention, and from…

Notre Dame Will Finally Play a Conference Schedule in 2020 College Football Notre Dame Will Finally Play a Conference Schedule in 2020 , Senior Writer 11:59am, August 6

For as long as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have played football, the schedule has been on their own terms.…

FSU’s 2020 Schedule Tests Mike Norvell Like Never Before Florida State FSU’s 2020 Schedule Tests Mike Norvell Like Never Before , Senior Writer 10:22am, August 6

UPDATE (August 6, 2020): The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its plan for every team to play a 10-game schedule of…

Clemson’s New 2020 Schedule is Even Softer Than Before Clemson Clemson’s New 2020 Schedule is Even Softer Than Before , Editor 10:16am, August 6

UPDATE (August 6, 2020): The coronavirus pandemic may ultimately win the college football season. The ACC created an updated, 10-game-plus-one conference…

Gus Malzahn’s Wife Has No Problem Speaking Her Mind Auburn Gus Malzahn’s Wife Has No Problem Speaking Her Mind , Staff Writer 6:04pm, August 5

There's an old saying that goes, "behind every strong man is a strong woman." Well, behind every strong head coach…

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Few moments in an NCAA college football game have been more violent and vicious than when the Miami Hurricanes and…

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to do so because…

Ohio State’s Updated 2020 Schedule Keeps Buckeyes in Driver’s Seat for Title Ohio State Ohio State’s Updated 2020 Schedule Keeps Buckeyes in Driver’s Seat for Title , Staff Writer 10:40am, August 5

UPDATE (August 5, 2020): Due to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak ruining our fun, the Big Ten Conference announced…

Eddie Lacy’s Spin Move TD Made Notre Dame Look Silly Alabama Eddie Lacy’s Spin Move TD Made Notre Dame Look Silly , Senior Writer 4:16pm, August 4

The Alabama Crimson Tide completely destroyed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. It wasn’t…

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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 3:30pm, June 9

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

“The Strip” is Alabama’s Greatest Play That Never Counted Alabama “The Strip” is Alabama’s Greatest Play That Never Counted , Staff Writer 11:50am, June 25

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

Ranking LSU’s 2019 Team Among College Football’s Greatest College Football Ranking LSU’s 2019 Team Among College Football’s Greatest , The League 5:25pm, July 2

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

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At some point, we were all rooting for the University of Florida. Tim Tebow is one of the greatest college…

LSU Freshman Named Gatorade’s Male HS Athlete of the Year High School LSU Freshman Named Gatorade’s Male HS Athlete of the Year , Editor 2:00pm, July 24

Marietta High School tight end Arik Gilbert was heralded as the most important high school prospect at his position in…

Duck Dynasty’s Star Was a College QB, And Terry Bradshaw Backed Him Up College Football Duck Dynasty’s Star Was a College QB, And Terry Bradshaw Backed Him Up , The League 11:41am, June 25

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

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What makes a college town great? Better yet, what makes it special? Is it the school, the sports teams everyone…

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Flip through the history books of LSU football and you'll come across four national championships, 16 conference championships, two Heisman…

The “Bounce Pass” Trick Play That Worked to Perfection College Football The “Bounce Pass” Trick Play That Worked to Perfection , Senior Writer 11:42am, July 25

When major college football teams schedule FCS opponents early in the season, it’s usually meant to be a glorified practice…

“Good Ol’ Rocky Block” Made Terrence Cody a Legend Alabama “Good Ol’ Rocky Block” Made Terrence Cody a Legend , Editor 1:35pm, July 30

On October 24, 2009, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide hosted the upset-mined Tennessee Volunteers for another installment of the "Third…

Danny Wuerffel’s Record 7 TDs Left Peyton Manning Speechless Florida Danny Wuerffel’s Record 7 TDs Left Peyton Manning Speechless , Staff Writer 2:55pm, August 7

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

Bo Jackson Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders Like It Was Nothing Auburn Bo Jackson Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders Like It Was Nothing , Senior Writer 2:48pm, July 15

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

Cam Newton Reveals He’s ‘A Proud Father of 7 Children’ Auburn Cam Newton Reveals He’s ‘A Proud Father of 7 Children’ , Staff Writer 4:00pm, June 24

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

“The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless College Football “The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless , Editor 2:30pm, July 29

Michigan Wolverines punter Blake O'Neill was having a GAME. After UM's opening drive against rival Michigan State stalled, O'Neill launched…

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Tim Tebow’s Jump Pass Introduced The World to “Tebowmania” Florida Tim Tebow’s Jump Pass Introduced The World to “Tebowmania” , Editor 2:50pm, July 28

The 2006 Florida Gators were destined for greatness. After finishing the previous season 9-3 and winning the Outback Bowl over…

Johnny Manziel’s Net Worth Falls Short of “Johnny Football” Legacy College Football Johnny Manziel’s Net Worth Falls Short of “Johnny Football” Legacy , Staff Writer 8:00am, August 7

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