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.

Florida State’s 10 Greatest Quarterback Performances of All Time ACC Florida State’s 10 Greatest Quarterback Performances of All Time , Florida State University for The League, 6:13pm, February 15

As new head coach Willie Taggart tries to sort out his quarterback problems with the Florida State Seminoles, the rich…

Georgia Takes Big Chance With 2 Young Defensive Coordinator Hires College Football Georgia Takes Big Chance With 2 Young Defensive Coordinator Hires , 6:07pm, February 15

In college football, and in life, if you are good at your job, you will move up the ranks much…

It’s Time Derrick Thomas’ 27-Sack Season Becomes the NCAA Record Alabama It’s Time Derrick Thomas’ 27-Sack Season Becomes the NCAA Record , 2:37pm, February 15

The NCAA did not officially recognize the 'sack' as an official statistic until 2000. Even the NFL — who made…

Tim Tebow Turns Down Steve Spurrier’s AAF Offer to Play for Him AAF Tim Tebow Turns Down Steve Spurrier’s AAF Offer to Play for Him , University of Florida for The League 11:08am, February 15

Tim Tebow was one of the most polarizing college football players of all time. Even those who don’t like him…

You Can’t Touch Florida State’s Next 1990s-Themed Spring Game Concert College Football You Can’t Touch Florida State’s Next 1990s-Themed Spring Game Concert , 4:28pm, February 14

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart loves the 1990s. So does every single Seminoles fan who remembers the glory days.…

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach is a national treasure. Anyone who disagrees hasn’t been paying attention, doesn’t understand, or…

This NSFW Nick Saban Video is All the Ranting You Could Ever Want Alabama This NSFW Nick Saban Video is All the Ranting You Could Ever Want , 6:30pm, February 13

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban loves to get fired up in a good rant. He's still going strong…

4 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Florida Gators Softball This Year Florida 4 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Florida Gators Softball This Year , University of Florida for The League 1:18pm, February 13

College softball is upon us, and it feels like it’s been eternity since the Florida Gators won a national championship…

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Trolls Michigan Football With Hockey Game Jab College Football Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Trolls Michigan Football With Hockey Game Jab , 12:56pm, February 13

Go ahead and mark October 26, 2019 on the calendar. Do it now. That’s when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish…

Learn America’s 11 Best College Chants for Everywhere You Go College Basketball Learn America’s 11 Best College Chants for Everywhere You Go , 6:30pm, February 12

No matter what college or university you end up at around the country, each one has its own unique history.…

Long Before His Heisman, Kyler Murray Ran a Blazing Fast 40-Yard Dash Big 12 Long Before His Heisman, Kyler Murray Ran a Blazing Fast 40-Yard Dash , 5:00pm, February 12

Prior to his Heisman Trophy, before becoming a first-round MLB Draft pick, and even earlier than watching Baker Mayfield torch…

Ole Miss Vacates 33 Wins Over 7 Years, Apparently Never Beat Alabama College Football Ole Miss Vacates 33 Wins Over 7 Years, Apparently Never Beat Alabama , 1:31pm, February 12

On October 4, 2014, the 11th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels hosted the 3rd-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Oxford, Mississippi. Head coach…

Georgia Signs 5 Five-Star Dawgs, Including Nation’s No. 1 Player for 2019 College Football Georgia Signs 5 Five-Star Dawgs, Including Nation’s No. 1 Player for 2019 , 6:55pm, February 11

While the Alabama Crimson Tide might have a star-studded recruiting class of their own in Tuscaloosa, the new group of…

Alabama is Planning $600 Million Renovations, and They’re Taking Donations Alabama Alabama is Planning $600 Million Renovations, and They’re Taking Donations , 6:10pm, February 11

The University of Alabama, believe it or not, compete in sports other than football. Despite all the attention going to…

Despite the Hype, FSU’s 2015 Recruiting Class was Filled With Hits and Misses ACC Despite the Hype, FSU’s 2015 Recruiting Class was Filled With Hits and Misses , Florida State University for The League, 5:35pm, February 11

Back in 2015, the Florida State Seminoles, then led by head coach Jimbo Fisher, finished with the third-ranked class headlined…

The Votes Are In: Who’s the Most Hated Team in College Football? College Football The Votes Are In: Who’s the Most Hated Team in College Football? , 5:00pm, February 11

College football fans love to debate the AP Top 25 rankings every season, especially when you attend the University of…

Football at Daytona? This Seriously Needs to Happen Soon College Football Football at Daytona? This Seriously Needs to Happen Soon , 4:06pm, February 11

With both the NFL and college football seasons officially over, a lot of sports fans are shifting their focus to college…

From Coaches to Players, Former Miami Hurricanes Return in the AAF AAF From Coaches to Players, Former Miami Hurricanes Return in the AAF , Florida State University for The League, 2:53pm, February 11

Even though the NFL season has ended, there is something new that football fans now have to look forward to:…

Florida State’s 10 Greatest Quarterback Performances of All Time ACC Florida State’s 10 Greatest Quarterback Performances of All Time , Florida State University for The League, 6:13pm, February 15

As new head coach Willie Taggart tries to sort out his quarterback problems with the Florida State Seminoles, the rich…

Tim Tebow Turns Down Steve Spurrier’s AAF Offer to Play for Him AAF Tim Tebow Turns Down Steve Spurrier’s AAF Offer to Play for Him , University of Florida for The League 11:08am, February 15

Tim Tebow was one of the most polarizing college football players of all time. Even those who don’t like him…

It’s Time Derrick Thomas’ 27-Sack Season Becomes the NCAA Record Alabama It’s Time Derrick Thomas’ 27-Sack Season Becomes the NCAA Record , 2:37pm, February 15

The NCAA did not officially recognize the 'sack' as an official statistic until 2000. Even the NFL — who made…

Ole Miss Vacates 33 Wins Over 7 Years, Apparently Never Beat Alabama College Football Ole Miss Vacates 33 Wins Over 7 Years, Apparently Never Beat Alabama , 1:31pm, February 12

On October 4, 2014, the 11th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels hosted the 3rd-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Oxford, Mississippi. Head coach…

Georgia Takes Big Chance With 2 Young Defensive Coordinator Hires College Football Georgia Takes Big Chance With 2 Young Defensive Coordinator Hires , 6:07pm, February 15

In college football, and in life, if you are good at your job, you will move up the ranks much…

This NSFW Nick Saban Video is All the Ranting You Could Ever Want Alabama This NSFW Nick Saban Video is All the Ranting You Could Ever Want , 6:30pm, February 13

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban loves to get fired up in a good rant. He's still going strong…

UCF News Outlet to Investigate SEC Bias, College Football Playoff “Cartel” College Football UCF News Outlet to Investigate SEC Bias, College Football Playoff “Cartel” , 3:52pm, January 7

Even though the UCF Knights were beaten by the LSU Tigers, 40-32, in the 2019 Playstation Fiesta Bowl, some people…

WATCH: The Florida Gymnastics Routine That Deserves to Go Viral Florida WATCH: The Florida Gymnastics Routine That Deserves to Go Viral , University of Florida for The League 10:22am, January 23

We’ve already seen one NCAA gymnastics floor routine go viral this season, and it vaulted UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi into the…

These Mike Leach Valentine’s Day Cards are Perfect in Every Way College Football These Mike Leach Valentine’s Day Cards are Perfect in Every Way , 12:26pm, February 14

Washington State head coach Mike Leach is a national treasure. Anyone who disagrees hasn’t been paying attention, doesn’t understand, or…

Nick Saban Runs a Secret Basketball League, But You Can Only Play If He Wins Alabama Nick Saban Runs a Secret Basketball League, But You Can Only Play If He Wins , 3:30pm, February 8

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

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 , 12:35pm, January 22

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

5 Big Transfer Booms and 4 Massive Busts in College Football History College Football 5 Big Transfer Booms and 4 Massive Busts in College Football History , Florida State University for The League, 1:15pm, January 30

The 2019 college football offseason will be remembered for one thing: the NCAA Transfer Portal. Players transferring programs has been…

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,…

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…

You Can’t Touch Florida State’s Next 1990s-Themed Spring Game Concert College Football You Can’t Touch Florida State’s Next 1990s-Themed Spring Game Concert , 4:28pm, February 14

Florida State head coach Willie Taggart loves the 1990s. So does every single Seminoles fan who remembers the glory days.…

4 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Florida Gators Softball This Year Florida 4 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Florida Gators Softball This Year , University of Florida for The League 1:18pm, February 13

College softball is upon us, and it feels like it’s been eternity since the Florida Gators won a national championship…

These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love the SEC More Than You Know SEC These Die-Hard Celebrity Fans Love the SEC More Than You Know , 1:03pm, January 3

Every university in the country has notable alumni and each college sports team has at least one big-time celebrity fan.…

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Trolls Michigan Football With Hockey Game Jab College Football Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly Trolls Michigan Football With Hockey Game Jab , 12:56pm, February 13

Go ahead and mark October 26, 2019 on the calendar. Do it now. That’s when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish…