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.

Charlie Strong Lands Job with Alabama, Nick Saban Alabama Charlie Strong Lands Job with Alabama, Nick Saban , Editor 5:57pm, February 18

Charlie Strong knows defense. He's coached all over the Southeastern Conference, bringing his fast-flowing 3-3-5 scheme to three different head…

Bobby Bowden’s Greatness Summed Up in 10 Games Florida State Bobby Bowden’s Greatness Summed Up in 10 Games , The League, 3:39pm, February 18

Not only was Bobby Bowden the best football coach in Florida State history, but he is also one of the…

Aggie Legend Dat Nguyen Owns a Chick-fil-A and Runs It Like a Football Team Texas A&M Aggie Legend Dat Nguyen Owns a Chick-fil-A and Runs It Like a Football Team , The League 2:58pm, February 18

Chances are Georgia's Herschel Walker, Florida's Tim Tebow, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Tennessee's Peyton Manning are all names considered…

Group Attacks Auburn’s “Unconstitutional” Religious Practices Auburn Group Attacks Auburn’s “Unconstitutional” Religious Practices , Editor 1:15pm, February 18

Contentious debates between the separation of church and state are nothing new. The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause…

Georgia QB Cleared to Play After Emergency Brain Surgery Georgia Georgia QB Cleared to Play After Emergency Brain Surgery , Editor 1:00pm, February 18

UPDATE (February 18, 2020): Georgia quarterback D'Wan Mathis has been cleared to practice with his Bulldog teammates heading into spring…

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 12:30pm, February 18

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

That Time Joe Burrow’s Butt Popped Out of His Pants LSU That Time Joe Burrow’s Butt Popped Out of His Pants , Editor 11:45am, February 18

LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow did things no one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ever had before. Through the team's first…

Jadeveon Clowney Still Owns College Football’s Most-Vicious Hit College Football Jadeveon Clowney Still Owns College Football’s Most-Vicious Hit , The League, 4:20pm, February 14

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

LSU’s 5-Tool Captain is Primed for Greatness With Bigger Role College Baseball LSU’s 5-Tool Captain is Primed for Greatness With Bigger Role , The League 5:17pm, February 13

Daniel Cabrera wants to be great. He wants to be one of the greatest. He's already said so. In LSU…

Former Auburn LB Body Slams Police Officer in Traffic Stop College Football Former Auburn LB Body Slams Police Officer in Traffic Stop , The League 12:45pm, February 13

Run-ins with the law are unfortunately all too common for some college football players. Every team has their bad seeds,…

The Rich History of Florida’s Iconic ‘Gator Head’ Logo Florida The Rich History of Florida’s Iconic ‘Gator Head’ Logo , Editor 11:51am, February 12

Few college athletics programs in the country are as a recognizable as the University of Florida Gators. From Mr. Two…

2 Ohio State Football Players Accused of Rape, Kidnapping Ohio State 2 Ohio State Football Players Accused of Rape, Kidnapping , 9:44am, February 12

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were booked into jail early Wednesday on charges of rape…

Von’s Vision Center Gives Texas A&M’s Campus a New Look Texas A&M Von’s Vision Center Gives Texas A&M’s Campus a New Look , 4:19pm, February 11

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has a very distinct look. On the football field, you can see him as a…

LSU Hires Longtime NFL Assistant to Replace Joe Brady LSU LSU Hires Longtime NFL Assistant to Replace Joe Brady , 3:57pm, February 11

So much has changed since the LSU Tigers won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Clemson. Coaches have…

LSU, Florida State Announce Sunday Dates for Blockbuster Series College Football LSU, Florida State Announce Sunday Dates for Blockbuster Series , Editor 2:28pm, February 11

The year was 1991. Nolan Ryan became the oldest player in baseball history to throw a no-hitter when he was…

Take a Trip to the South’s Historic Homes of College Football College Football Take a Trip to the South’s Historic Homes of College Football , Editor 1:45pm, February 9

I'm a sports nerd. I take no shame in stating that fact, and I'll carry it with me until they…

The Georgia “Dawg Cave” We’d Love to Build for Game Day Georgia The Georgia “Dawg Cave” We’d Love to Build for Game Day , 11:00am, February 9

The beauty of college football is being able to watch any team you want, every Saturday, anywhere you feel at…

Nick Saban Runs a Secret Basketball League at Alabama Alabama Nick Saban Runs a Secret Basketball League at Alabama , Editor 5:30pm, February 7

Alabama Crimson Tide football coach Nick Saban takes his job very seriously. He recruits the best players in the country,…

Randy Moss’ Youngest Son Announces College Decision College Football Randy Moss’ Youngest Son Announces College Decision , Editor 4:11pm, January 31

During the 2019 season, and especially his College Football Playoff games, the nation was introduced to Thaddeus Moss. The former…

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 12:30pm, February 18

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

Texas HS Football Team’s Trick Play Pays Off Thanks to This Crazy Kid College Football Texas HS Football Team’s Trick Play Pays Off Thanks to This Crazy Kid , 1:00pm, January 2

We've seen quite a few different formations as teams line up for onside kicks in recent years, but nothing quite…

Charlie Strong Lands Job with Alabama, Nick Saban Alabama Charlie Strong Lands Job with Alabama, Nick Saban , Editor 5:57pm, February 18

Charlie Strong knows defense. He's coached all over the Southeastern Conference, bringing his fast-flowing 3-3-5 scheme to three different head…

Group Attacks Auburn’s “Unconstitutional” Religious Practices Auburn Group Attacks Auburn’s “Unconstitutional” Religious Practices , Editor 1:15pm, February 18

Contentious debates between the separation of church and state are nothing new. The Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause…

Auburn Gymnast Breaks Both Legs, Has Amazing Recovery Auburn Auburn Gymnast Breaks Both Legs, Has Amazing Recovery , 10:30am, February 5

What started as a simple floor routine, something she had done time and time again throughout her career, ended in…

“Jake Fromm State Farm” Becomes Reality for Former Georgia QB Georgia “Jake Fromm State Farm” Becomes Reality for Former Georgia QB , Editor 12:05pm, January 31

Some commercial and endorsement opportunities for professional athletes are just perfect. Nike's iconic "Bo Knows" campaign highlighted two-sport athlete Bo…

Clear Cheap Shot Looks More Terrifying in Slow Motion College Football Clear Cheap Shot Looks More Terrifying in Slow Motion , Editor 4:55pm, January 27

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

LSU’s “Neck” Invaded Championship Game, And Joe Burrow Loved It LSU LSU’s “Neck” Invaded Championship Game, And Joe Burrow Loved It , Editor 10:30am, January 14

College football games are littered with iconic chants that makes every game day experience unique across the country. But as…

That Time Joe Burrow’s Butt Popped Out of His Pants LSU That Time Joe Burrow’s Butt Popped Out of His Pants , Editor 11:45am, February 18

LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow did things no one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ever had before. Through the team's first…

The 2001 Miami Hurricanes Would Beat Any Team, Any Time Miami The 2001 Miami Hurricanes Would Beat Any Team, Any Time , The League, 10:50am, January 14

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

Tim Tebow’s Romantic Honeymoon Looks Picture Perfect Florida Tim Tebow’s Romantic Honeymoon Looks Picture Perfect , The League 10:32am, February 4

If you grew up a Florida Gators fan when Tim Tebow was winning national championships and rallying his team with…

Meet LSU’s Newest 4-Star QB, Son of Super Bowl Champion High School Meet LSU’s Newest 4-Star QB, Son of Super Bowl Champion , Editor 2:45pm, January 6

Only six players in NFL history completed at least 60 percent of their passes in 13-straight seasons. Five of them…

The 25 Highest-Paid College Football Coaches of 2019 College Football The 25 Highest-Paid College Football Coaches of 2019 , Editor 12:10pm, January 2

Coaching college football seems like the most stressful job on the planet. College coaches are tasked with, essentially, raising 100-plus…

Jake Fromm’s 2020 Resolution Brings ESPN Reporter to Tears Georgia Jake Fromm’s 2020 Resolution Brings ESPN Reporter to Tears , Editor 1:34pm, January 2

The Georgia Bulldogs ended the 2019 season by starting 2020 in grand style. Despite 12 players and three starting offensive…

Jadeveon Clowney Still Owns College Football’s Most-Vicious Hit College Football Jadeveon Clowney Still Owns College Football’s Most-Vicious Hit , The League, 4:20pm, February 14

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

10 Shameless Predictions for the 2020 College Football Season College Football 10 Shameless Predictions for the 2020 College Football Season , Editor 6:05pm, January 29

Last year, I thought Oregon's Justin Herbert would run away with the Heisman Trophy (wrong). Last year, I thought the…

Ranking the LSU Tigers Among College Football’s Greatest Teams College Football Ranking the LSU Tigers Among College Football’s Greatest Teams , The League, 11:00am, January 16

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