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.

Urban Meyer to USC? His Disgraced Former Assistant Would Bet on It College Football Urban Meyer to USC? His Disgraced Former Assistant Would Bet on It , 5:43pm, June 19

At the end of last season, many thought Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer would ride off into the sunset…

103-Year-Old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins Sets Sprinting World Record LSU 103-Year-Old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins Sets Sprinting World Record , 1:17pm, June 19

Never give up your dreams. It's a saying you've definitely heard before, and while some tasks might seem impossible as…

Remember Texas A&M’s Dat Nguyen? He Now Owns a Chick-fil-A Texas A&M Remember Texas A&M’s Dat Nguyen? He Now Owns a Chick-fil-A , The League, 11:24am, June 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…

Tua Tagovailoa Lost “About 15 Pounds” Ahead of 2019 Heisman Campaign Alabama Tua Tagovailoa Lost “About 15 Pounds” Ahead of 2019 Heisman Campaign , 5:40pm, June 17

The last time we saw Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, it was 4th-and-Goal from the Clemson Tigers' 2-yard line. On a…

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College football games are all about energy. The best stadiums in the country are loud and intimidating, and the nation's…

Reggie Bush Praises Florida RB: “Most Versatile Playmaker in the Country” Florida Reggie Bush Praises Florida RB: “Most Versatile Playmaker in the Country” , 3:00pm, June 17

I still see Reggie Bush's insane run against Fresno State like it was yesterday. The former USC running back was…

O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter, Says He “Got a Little Gettin’ Even to Do” College Football O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter, Says He “Got a Little Gettin’ Even to Do” , 10:40am, June 17

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star…

Nick Saban Steals Auburn Recruit by Showing Off Championship Rings Alabama Nick Saban Steals Auburn Recruit by Showing Off Championship Rings , 5:16pm, June 14

College football recruiting is a war zone. Just about anything goes with schools trying to land a player that could…

How a $1 Challenge Created Bear Bryant’s Iconic Nickname Alabama How a $1 Challenge Created Bear Bryant’s Iconic Nickname , The League, 4:12pm, June 14

Sports is full of incredible and creative nicknames. David "Big Papi" Ortiz is revered in Boston Red Sox fans' hearts.…

The 100-Year-Old Legend Behind Auburn’s “War Eagle” Auburn The 100-Year-Old Legend Behind Auburn’s “War Eagle” , The League, 3:48pm, June 14

Auburn University athletic teams have always been known as the Tigers, but they also famously use another animal on game…

Texas A&M Opens Alcohol Sales to General Public at Football Games Texas A&M Texas A&M Opens Alcohol Sales to General Public at Football Games , 4:02pm, June 13

Texas A&M University was the 13th school to join the Southeastern Conference when it came over from the Big 12…

Alabama’s “The Strip” is the Greatest Play That Never Counted Alabama Alabama’s “The Strip” is the Greatest Play That Never Counted , The League, 12:16pm, June 13

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

Jameis Winston Stealing Crab Legs Will Never Stop Being Weird Florida State Jameis Winston Stealing Crab Legs Will Never Stop Being Weird , The League, 5:16pm, June 12

One of the weirdest stories in college football over the last decade was the case of former Florida State quarterback…

The Biggest Blowout in CFB History is Embarrassing for Everyone College Football The Biggest Blowout in CFB History is Embarrassing for Everyone , The League, 4:21pm, June 12

Say what you want, but there's something beautiful about an overly lopsided game. Let me be clear: I'm not talking…

The Night ‘The Barn’ Burned: A Moment Auburn Fans Will Never Forget Auburn The Night ‘The Barn’ Burned: A Moment Auburn Fans Will Never Forget , The League, 12:56pm, June 12

When the Auburn Tigers and LSU Tigers meet in football, it is one of the most important games in college…

How Eric Dickerson’s “Trans A&M” Changed College Football Forever College Football How Eric Dickerson’s “Trans A&M” Changed College Football Forever , The League, 10:29am, June 12

To this day, only one NCAA Division I football program has ever received the death penalty. A few universities have…

Ray Lewis’ Legacy is Still Haunted By an Unsolved Double-Murder College Football Ray Lewis’ Legacy is Still Haunted By an Unsolved Double-Murder , The League, 5:44pm, June 11

When talking about Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Ray Lewis, there is always one "but." He was great,…

ESPN Picked the Best College Football Traditions for Every Top 25 Team College Football ESPN Picked the Best College Football Traditions for Every Top 25 Team , 4:52pm, June 11

Tradition is defined as 'the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.' We all know one, whether it's…

Remember Texas A&M’s Dat Nguyen? He Now Owns a Chick-fil-A Texas A&M Remember Texas A&M’s Dat Nguyen? He Now Owns a Chick-fil-A , The League, 11:24am, June 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…

103-Year-Old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins Sets Sprinting World Record LSU 103-Year-Old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins Sets Sprinting World Record , 1:17pm, June 19

Never give up your dreams. It's a saying you've definitely heard before, and while some tasks might seem impossible as…

SEC Releases Full TV Schedule to Start 2019 Football Season SEC SEC Releases Full TV Schedule to Start 2019 Football Season , 1:10pm, May 31

The Southeastern Conference released their complete SEC football schedule on Thursday that will kick off the 2019 college football season,…

Reggie Bush Praises Florida RB: “Most Versatile Playmaker in the Country” Florida Reggie Bush Praises Florida RB: “Most Versatile Playmaker in the Country” , 3:00pm, June 17

I still see Reggie Bush's insane run against Fresno State like it was yesterday. The former USC running back was…

Urban Meyer to USC? His Disgraced Former Assistant Would Bet on It College Football Urban Meyer to USC? His Disgraced Former Assistant Would Bet on It , 5:43pm, June 19

At the end of last season, many thought Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer would ride off into the sunset…

4-Star Georgia QB Commit to Star in Netflix Original Series Georgia 4-Star Georgia QB Commit to Star in Netflix Original Series , 4:57pm, June 6

Everyone has a Netflix account these days. If you don't, you probably borrowed the login information from a friend or…

O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter, Says He “Got a Little Gettin’ Even to Do” College Football O.J. Simpson Joins Twitter, Says He “Got a Little Gettin’ Even to Do” , 10:40am, June 17

LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star…

Tua Tagovailoa Lost “About 15 Pounds” Ahead of 2019 Heisman Campaign Alabama Tua Tagovailoa Lost “About 15 Pounds” Ahead of 2019 Heisman Campaign , 5:40pm, June 17

The last time we saw Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, it was 4th-and-Goal from the Clemson Tigers' 2-yard line. On a…

Nick Saban Steals Auburn Recruit by Showing Off Championship Rings Alabama Nick Saban Steals Auburn Recruit by Showing Off Championship Rings , 5:16pm, June 14

College football recruiting is a war zone. Just about anything goes with schools trying to land a player that could…

The 100-Year-Old Legend Behind Auburn’s “War Eagle” Auburn The 100-Year-Old Legend Behind Auburn’s “War Eagle” , The League, 3:48pm, June 14

Auburn University athletic teams have always been known as the Tigers, but they also famously use another animal on game…

The Night ‘The Barn’ Burned: A Moment Auburn Fans Will Never Forget Auburn The Night ‘The Barn’ Burned: A Moment Auburn Fans Will Never Forget , The League, 12:56pm, June 12

When the Auburn Tigers and LSU Tigers meet in football, it is one of the most important games in college…

Youth Coach Chokes Out Fellow Coach Who Wouldn’t Play His Son College Football Youth Coach Chokes Out Fellow Coach Who Wouldn’t Play His Son , 4:24pm, June 5

Well, you don’t see this every day. During a youth football game -- third graders to be exact -- two…

LSU’s Mike the Tiger Habitat is a Must-See Attraction in Baton Rouge LSU LSU’s Mike the Tiger Habitat is a Must-See Attraction in Baton Rouge , The League, 12:47pm, May 24

I don't like zoos or any facility that is created to show off animals for our entertainment. However, LSU's Mike…

Georgia Football’s Toughest Games of 2019, Ranked Georgia Georgia Football’s Toughest Games of 2019, Ranked , The League, 10:46am, June 4

Nothing but optimism surrounds the University of Georgia and the Georgia Bulldogs football team entering the 2019 season. That's most…

Could Texas A&M’s Tough Schedule Actually Get Them to Atlanta? Texas A&M Could Texas A&M’s Tough Schedule Actually Get Them to Atlanta? , The League, 11:28am, May 31

The Texas A&M Aggies look like a legitimate threat in the absolute gauntlet that is the SEC West. Under second-year…

Toomer’s Corner: The History Behind Auburn’s Favorite Tradition Auburn Toomer’s Corner: The History Behind Auburn’s Favorite Tradition , The League, 2:56pm, May 29

One of the most famous traditions in college sports revolves around Toomer's Corner. For those who don't know, this tradition was…

Auburn Gymnast Walks Down Wedding Aisle 2 Months After Gruesome Injury Auburn Auburn Gymnast Walks Down Wedding Aisle 2 Months After Gruesome Injury , 12:04pm, June 10

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

Look at Herschel Walker’s Net Worth and You’ll Know Why He’s a Legend Georgia Look at Herschel Walker’s Net Worth and You’ll Know Why He’s a Legend , The League, 4:54pm, May 31

Herschel Walker is the greatest running back in University of Georgia and SEC history. More than 5,000 rushing yards, an…