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.

Jimbo Fisher agrees with Booger McFarland’s “soft” label for Aggies Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher agrees with Booger McFarland’s “soft” label for Aggies , Content Editor 12:47pm, February 24

ESPN's Booger McFarland believes Texas A&M is a "soft" program and, according to him, new head coach Jimbo Fisher agrees.…

ESPN’s Jay Bilas believes Arizona's Sean Miller won't coach again Pac-12 ESPN’s Jay Bilas believes Arizona's Sean Miller won't coach again , Content Editor 12:21pm, February 24

ESPN's Jay Bilas "can't imagine" disgraced Arizona coach Sean Miller ever coaching again following evidence of him discussing a $100,000…

Tennessee annual student boxing event ends in tragedy Tennessee Tennessee annual student boxing event ends in tragedy , Content Editor 11:19am, February 24

A University of Tennessee student participating in the Ace Miller Boxing tournament at the Knoxville Expo Center on Friday night,…

A&M booster: Resource issues in the ACC vs the SEC led to Jimbo hire Florida State A&M booster: Resource issues in the ACC vs the SEC led to Jimbo hire , Content Editor 10:43am, February 24

David Coolidge, a prominent Houston-based Texas A&M football booster believes that "resource issues in the ACC versus the SEC" led…

Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list Big 12 Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list , Associate Content Editor 6:36pm, February 23

Will Reichard is the nation's top kicker in the class of 2019 according to Kohl's kicker ratings. While he doesn't…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

Oregon reportedly hiring away Louisville staffer Stephen Field ACC Oregon reportedly hiring away Louisville staffer Stephen Field , Associate Content Editor 5:25pm, February 23

Oregon is trying to rebuild its brand and its team under new head coach Mario Cristobal. That starts with recruiting…

Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools ACC Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools , Associate Content Editor 3:11pm, February 23

Four-star offensive guard Evan Neal is possibly the biggest recruit in the state of Florida, if not the country. The…

Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins will become graduate transfer Pac-12 Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins will become graduate transfer , Associate Content Editor 1:14pm, February 23

Former four-star and Arizona starting quarterback Brandon Dawkins has made an announcement on his football future that might concern new…

Jeremy Pruitt says he's willing to go to "dadgum China" for a recruit Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt says he's willing to go to "dadgum China" for a recruit , Content Editor 1:04pm, February 23

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is willing to go the extra mile to land a recruit, even if it means going…

6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice Clemson 6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice , Content Editor 12:23pm, February 23

Four-star offensive lineman Xavier Truss (6-foot-7, 325 pounds) told 247Sports that Clemson has emerged as one of his top-5 college…

Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain Big Ten Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain , Senior Content Editor 12:02pm, February 23

On Friday morning, it was reported that Michigan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno had resigned his position…

Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking Alabama Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking , Content Editor 11:13am, February 23

Alabama failed to sign its eighth consecutive No. 1 overall class during the 2019 national recruiting cycle, instead finishing with…

Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew Alabama Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew , Senior Content Editor 11:00am, February 23

East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew is one of the top graduate transfer options ahead of the 2018 season, and the…

Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident Florida State Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident , Content Editor 10:33am, February 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winton is reportedly facing a $153 fine following a car accident on the Veterans Expressway…

Mississippi State hires Joey Jones as special teams coordinator SEC Mississippi State hires Joey Jones as special teams coordinator , Content Editor 5:56pm, February 22

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have hired Joey Jones as the program's new special teams coordinator. This is clearly the school…

Joshua Bonadona suing Louisiana College over alleged discrimination College Football Joshua Bonadona suing Louisiana College over alleged discrimination , Content Editor 5:23pm, February 22

Louisiana College is finding itself in hot water after Joshua Bonadona filed a lawsuit against it, alleging discrimination. In the federal…

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk College Basketball South Carolina coach Dawn Staley suing Missouri AD Jim Sterk , Content Editor 3:27pm, February 22

Dawn Staley, South Carolina's head basketball coach, has filed a lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. This all stems…

A&M booster: Resource issues in the ACC vs the SEC led to Jimbo hire Florida State A&M booster: Resource issues in the ACC vs the SEC led to Jimbo hire , Content Editor 10:43am, February 24

David Coolidge, a prominent Houston-based Texas A&M football booster believes that "resource issues in the ACC versus the SEC" led…

Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date ACC Five-star DB Chris Steele has announced commitment date , Content Editor 6:09pm, February 23

Five-star defensive back Chris Steele told 247Sports that he will announce his college commitment on Sept. 27. "Now that I…

Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident Florida State Report: Jameis Winston receives citation for automobile accident , Content Editor 10:33am, February 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winton is reportedly facing a $153 fine following a car accident on the Veterans Expressway…

Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list Big 12 Nation's top kicker Will Reichard has a top four schools list , Associate Content Editor 6:36pm, February 23

Will Reichard is the nation's top kicker in the class of 2019 according to Kohl's kicker ratings. While he doesn't…

6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice Clemson 6-foot 7, 325-pound OL Xavier Truss names Clemson as top-5 choice , Content Editor 12:23pm, February 23

Four-star offensive lineman Xavier Truss (6-foot-7, 325 pounds) told 247Sports that Clemson has emerged as one of his top-5 college…

Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools ACC Four-star OG Evan Neal says he likes the big three Florida schools , Associate Content Editor 3:11pm, February 23

Four-star offensive guard Evan Neal is possibly the biggest recruit in the state of Florida, if not the country. The…

Tennessee annual student boxing event ends in tragedy Tennessee Tennessee annual student boxing event ends in tragedy , Content Editor 11:19am, February 24

A University of Tennessee student participating in the Ace Miller Boxing tournament at the Knoxville Expo Center on Friday night,…

Bruce Feldman gets real on expectations for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M Texas A&M Bruce Feldman gets real on expectations for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M , Senior Content Editor 3:50pm, February 20

Jimbo Fisher has a lot to live up to after jumping from Florida State to Texas A&M at the end…

Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins will become graduate transfer Pac-12 Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins will become graduate transfer , Associate Content Editor 1:14pm, February 23

Former four-star and Arizona starting quarterback Brandon Dawkins has made an announcement on his football future that might concern new…

Kirk Herbstreit will replace Jon Gruden during ESPN's draft coverage College Football Kirk Herbstreit will replace Jon Gruden during ESPN's draft coverage , Content Editor 10:33am, February 22

Kirk Herbstreit will replace Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden as part of ESPN's NFL draft coverage, the network announced…

ESPN’s Jay Bilas believes Arizona's Sean Miller won't coach again Pac-12 ESPN’s Jay Bilas believes Arizona's Sean Miller won't coach again , Content Editor 12:21pm, February 24

ESPN's Jay Bilas "can't imagine" disgraced Arizona coach Sean Miller ever coaching again following evidence of him discussing a $100,000…

Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain Big Ten Michigan OC Tim Drevno resigns, spot potentially open for Jim McElwain , Senior Content Editor 12:02pm, February 23

On Friday morning, it was reported that Michigan offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Tim Drevno had resigned his position…

Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking Alabama Nick Saban admits coaching turnover caused lower signing class ranking , Content Editor 11:13am, February 23

Alabama failed to sign its eighth consecutive No. 1 overall class during the 2019 national recruiting cycle, instead finishing with…

Duke forward Marvin Bagley III will miss fourth consecutive game ACC Duke forward Marvin Bagley III will miss fourth consecutive game , Content Editor 5:59pm, February 21

Duke freshman forward Marvin Bagley III will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Blue Devils host Louisville at Cameron…

Oregon reportedly hiring away Louisville staffer Stephen Field ACC Oregon reportedly hiring away Louisville staffer Stephen Field , Associate Content Editor 5:25pm, February 23

Oregon is trying to rebuild its brand and its team under new head coach Mario Cristobal. That starts with recruiting…

Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew Alabama Two other programs emerging for grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew , Senior Content Editor 11:00am, February 23

East Carolina quarterback Gardner Minshew is one of the top graduate transfer options ahead of the 2018 season, and the…

Christian Coleman sets new 60-meter dash world record Tennessee Christian Coleman sets new 60-meter dash world record , Content Editor 12:01pm, February 20

Former Tennessee track star Christian Coleman set a new world record in the 60-meter dash at 6.34 seconds during the U.S.…

Four-star LB Ge'Mon Eaford only likes one team in the state of Florida Florida Four-star LB Ge'Mon Eaford only likes one team in the state of Florida , Content Editor 7:20pm, February 19

Ge'Mon Eaford, a four-star linebacker prospect out of the 2019 recruiting class, doesn't seem to love the state of Florida…