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.

Tua Tagovailoa’s Biggest Competition? That’d Be His Little Brother Alabama Tua Tagovailoa’s Biggest Competition? That’d Be His Little Brother , 11:31am, January 22

Fear not, for as long as the NCAA Transfer Portal and a Whataburger drive-thru are open for business, there's still…

Former Star Running Back Arrested During a Drunken Whataburger Run Arkansas Former Star Running Back Arrested During a Drunken Whataburger Run , 5:49pm, January 21

If you've ever knocked back a few alcoholic beverages in your day, you know that aside from the occasional beer…

LSU’s All-Time Starting 5 is the SEC’s Most Legendary Team College Basketball LSU’s All-Time Starting 5 is the SEC’s Most Legendary Team , 5:15pm, January 21

Nestled comfortably in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, adjacent to the famous Tiger Stadium fans clamor about during weekends in the fall,…

Miami’s New Offensive Staff is Perfect for South Florida Recruiting ACC Miami’s New Offensive Staff is Perfect for South Florida Recruiting , Florida State University for The League, 3:45pm, January 21

Following an extremely disappointing season, Mark Richt decided to step down and retire from coaching, opening the door to the…

SEC Football Traditions Are Unlike Any Other, But Here are 14 of the Best College Football SEC Football Traditions Are Unlike Any Other, But Here are 14 of the Best , 3:43pm, January 21

College football is built on tradition. With every iteration of a university's football team, whether they win or lose, a…

No One Loves Texas Like Matthew McConaughey and His Orange Suit Big 12 No One Loves Texas Like Matthew McConaughey and His Orange Suit , 3:06pm, January 21

Celebrity sports fans bring a unique feel to college athletics. We all come from somewhere, and whether we're crazy Tom…

Alabama Leads Another List, But This One’s Hurting College Football College Football Alabama Leads Another List, But This One’s Hurting College Football , 6:02pm, January 18

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter…

Ranking Miami’s Toughest Games of Their 2019 Football Schedule ACC Ranking Miami’s Toughest Games of Their 2019 Football Schedule , Florida State University for The League, 4:42pm, January 18

When you only have to leave your home state three times throughout the course of the college football season, that…

2 Quarterbacks Leaving Texas Longhorns as Transfer Frenzy Rages On Big 12 2 Quarterbacks Leaving Texas Longhorns as Transfer Frenzy Rages On , 12:45pm, January 18

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It…

Well, Urban Meyer’s New Job Means He’s Not Actually Retired Yet College Football Well, Urban Meyer’s New Job Means He’s Not Actually Retired Yet , 11:24am, January 18

When one door closes, another opens. There’s no doubt it has been a crazy year for former Ohio State head…

Florida State’s 2019 Schedule Looks Rough, But Never Count Out the ‘Noles ACC Florida State’s 2019 Schedule Looks Rough, But Never Count Out the ‘Noles , Florida State University for The League, 10:59am, January 18

The last two seasons, the Florida State Seminoles have had their worst back-to-back seasons since 1975-76 when they combined to…

Wow! Les Miles’ Beautiful Baton Rouge Mansion is Up for Sale College Football Wow! Les Miles’ Beautiful Baton Rouge Mansion is Up for Sale , 6:25pm, January 17

When Les Miles took the vacant head coach position with the Kansas Jayhawks, there is no doubt he understood the…

The 12 Biggest Takeaways from the 2019 SEC Schedule Release College Football The 12 Biggest Takeaways from the 2019 SEC Schedule Release , 4:11pm, January 17

There is really high-level college football, and then there is SEC-level college football. The conference is stronger than ever, as…

Aside From Being Hurricanes, Tate Martell and Ray Lewis Have Something Else in Common ACC Aside From Being Hurricanes, Tate Martell and Ray Lewis Have Something Else in Common , University of Florida for The League 1:28pm, January 17

After a disappointing 2018 season, the Miami Hurricanes at least have one bright spot to look forward to in the…

Alabama Coach Details “Getting My Butt Chewed” By Nick Saban for Leaving Alabama Alabama Coach Details “Getting My Butt Chewed” By Nick Saban for Leaving , 12:58pm, January 17

The line of Alabama football coaches leaving the program this offseason is longer than most people's grocery lists. Offensive coordinator…

Auburn Reportedly Made Late-Minute Pitch to Steal Jalen Hurts Auburn Auburn Reportedly Made Late-Minute Pitch to Steal Jalen Hurts , Auburn University for The League, 11:28am, January 17

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts made the decision to transfer and play his final season for coach Lincoln Riley and…

‘The New Miami’: How One Night (And Manny Diaz’s Twitter) Changed ‘Canes Football ACC ‘The New Miami’: How One Night (And Manny Diaz’s Twitter) Changed ‘Canes Football , Florida State University for The League, 10:31am, January 17

Since being hired as the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, Manny Diaz has shown he is pretty good at…

Will These 2 Potential Stars Escape FSU in NCAA Transfer Portal? ACC Will These 2 Potential Stars Escape FSU in NCAA Transfer Portal? , Florida State University for The League, 4:35pm, January 16

The past two months have had some ups and downs when it comes to quarterbacks for the Florida State Seminoles.…

Lightning Struck Again: Alabama’s Ongoing Issue is Unfair in Every Way Alabama Lightning Struck Again: Alabama’s Ongoing Issue is Unfair in Every Way , 2:01pm, January 10

When the Clemson Tigers embarrassed the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game, 44-16,…

2 Quarterbacks Leaving Texas Longhorns as Transfer Frenzy Rages On Big 12 2 Quarterbacks Leaving Texas Longhorns as Transfer Frenzy Rages On , 12:45pm, January 18

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It…

No One Loves Texas Like Matthew McConaughey and His Orange Suit Big 12 No One Loves Texas Like Matthew McConaughey and His Orange Suit , 3:06pm, January 21

Celebrity sports fans bring a unique feel to college athletics. We all come from somewhere, and whether we're crazy Tom…

Former Star Running Back Arrested During a Drunken Whataburger Run Arkansas Former Star Running Back Arrested During a Drunken Whataburger Run , 5:49pm, January 21

If you've ever knocked back a few alcoholic beverages in your day, you know that aside from the occasional beer…

PETA Calls for the Demise of College Football’s Greatest Tradition College Football PETA Calls for the Demise of College Football’s Greatest Tradition , 10:45am, January 3

When the Texas Longhorns defeated the Georgia Bulldogs, 28-21, in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl, many people weren't focused on…

Tennessee’s All-Time Starting 5 Would Be Dangerous in Any Era College Basketball Tennessee’s All-Time Starting 5 Would Be Dangerous in Any Era , 10:00am, December 5

The Tennessee Volunteers have returned to college basketball prominence, and it feels like the 1970s all over again. The tradition…

Miami’s New Offensive Staff is Perfect for South Florida Recruiting ACC Miami’s New Offensive Staff is Perfect for South Florida Recruiting , Florida State University for The League, 3:45pm, January 21

Following an extremely disappointing season, Mark Richt decided to step down and retire from coaching, opening the door to the…

Well, Urban Meyer’s New Job Means He’s Not Actually Retired Yet College Football Well, Urban Meyer’s New Job Means He’s Not Actually Retired Yet , 11:24am, January 18

When one door closes, another opens. There’s no doubt it has been a crazy year for former Ohio State head…

Why Dabo Swinney Would Accept the Alabama Job When Nick Saban Retires ACC Why Dabo Swinney Would Accept the Alabama Job When Nick Saban Retires , Auburn University for The League, 5:07pm, January 9

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney just did something that no other coach has done to Nick Saban since he…

Alabama Coach Details “Getting My Butt Chewed” By Nick Saban for Leaving Alabama Alabama Coach Details “Getting My Butt Chewed” By Nick Saban for Leaving , 12:58pm, January 17

The line of Alabama football coaches leaving the program this offseason is longer than most people's grocery lists. Offensive coordinator…

Alabama Leads Another List, But This One’s Hurting College Football College Football Alabama Leads Another List, But This One’s Hurting College Football , 6:02pm, January 18

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter…

Is Tua Tagovailoa the Most Overrated Player in College Football? Alabama Is Tua Tagovailoa the Most Overrated Player in College Football? , 3:53pm, January 9

When you enter a season with zero career college starts, 77 total passing attempts and hadn't even officially locked down a…

Tuscaloosa, You Have a Problem: Another Coordinator, 4 Players Leave Alabama Alabama Tuscaloosa, You Have a Problem: Another Coordinator, 4 Players Leave Alabama , 2:04pm, January 11

Just when you thought Alabama's coaching problem couldn't get any worse, it suddenly escalated in a hurry. One day after…

The Case for Alabama: Why Jalen Hurts Should Have Stayed in Tuscaloosa Alabama The Case for Alabama: Why Jalen Hurts Should Have Stayed in Tuscaloosa , Auburn University for The League, 2:19pm, January 16

Another day went by, and Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts had yet to make a decision about where he wanted to transfer. He…

Will These 2 Potential Stars Escape FSU in NCAA Transfer Portal? ACC Will These 2 Potential Stars Escape FSU in NCAA Transfer Portal? , Florida State University for The League, 4:35pm, January 16

The past two months have had some ups and downs when it comes to quarterbacks for the Florida State Seminoles.…

Top Recruit Replaces FSU with UF: ‘Like Having a Degree from Yale or Harvard’ Florida Top Recruit Replaces FSU with UF: ‘Like Having a Degree from Yale or Harvard’ , University of Florida for The League 10:59am, January 16

There are endless reasons to attend the University of Florida. The Florida Gators are known for their rich history of…

Dabo Swinney’s Postseason Bonus Check Will Make You Want to Change Jobs ACC Dabo Swinney’s Postseason Bonus Check Will Make You Want to Change Jobs , 4:09pm, January 8

By now, the entire world knows the Clemson Tigers embarrassed the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the 2019 College Football…

Auburn Reportedly Made Late-Minute Pitch to Steal Jalen Hurts Auburn Auburn Reportedly Made Late-Minute Pitch to Steal Jalen Hurts , Auburn University for The League, 11:28am, January 17

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts made the decision to transfer and play his final season for coach Lincoln Riley and…