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.

LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia Remain Atop CFP Rankings College Football LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia Remain Atop CFP Rankings , 7:30pm, November 19

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson…

Texas HS Players Intentionally Smoke an Official After Bad Call College Football Texas HS Players Intentionally Smoke an Official After Bad Call , 5:30pm, November 19

Two San Antonio area football players were in huge trouble a few years ago after intentionally targeting and hitting an…

Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller Following in His Father’s Footsteps Texas A&M Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller Following in His Father’s Footsteps , The League, 12:53pm, November 19

Some athletes have destinies. Before they've even been conceived, their parents know they'll be on a football field or basketball…

LSU’s Michael Divinity Returns After Leaving for “Personal Reasons” LSU LSU’s Michael Divinity Returns After Leaving for “Personal Reasons” , Editor 12:15pm, November 19

LSU linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. is no longer part of the top-ranked program in college football. First reported by The…

Iron Bowl Flashback: Alabama Blows 24-Point Lead in “The Camback” Auburn Iron Bowl Flashback: Alabama Blows 24-Point Lead in “The Camback” , The League, 3:40pm, November 18

The Iron Bowl has not gone the way Auburn football would like over the last few seasons, but Tigers fans…

Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith Named Semifinalists for Receiver of the Year Alabama Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith Named Semifinalists for Receiver of the Year , Editor 2:15pm, November 18

Jerry Rice owns every record that elite wide receivers are chasing, but Fred Biletnikoff defined greatness at the position. Over…

Photographer Knocked Unconscious After Scary Sideline Collision Georgia Photographer Knocked Unconscious After Scary Sideline Collision , 2:03pm, November 18

What started as an ordinary play for the Georgia Bulldogs, a simple three-yard pass from quarterback Jake Fromm to running…

Kirby Smart’s Postgame Speech: “How About Them F—in’ Dawgs?” Georgia Kirby Smart’s Postgame Speech: “How About Them F—in’ Dawgs?” , 12:44pm, November 18

With a road win over the Auburn Tigers, the Georgia Bulldogs officially won the SEC East for the third-straight year.…

“Dear Tua”: An Open Letter to Alabama’s Greatest Quarterback Alabama “Dear Tua”: An Open Letter to Alabama’s Greatest Quarterback , Editor 12:35pm, November 18

Dear Tua, That 2nd-and-26 feels so long ago, huh? I still hear Chris Fowler's voice crack alongside the roar of…

Joe Burrow’s Saturday: 515 Yards, 5 TDs and 2 More School Records LSU Joe Burrow’s Saturday: 515 Yards, 5 TDs and 2 More School Records , 10:43am, November 18

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Joe Burrow’s postgame shrug pretty much summed up what kind of a season it has been…

AP Top 25: Georgia Clinches SEC East, Jumps Alabama to Reach No. 4 College Football AP Top 25: Georgia Clinches SEC East, Jumps Alabama to Reach No. 4 , 10:05am, November 18

Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality…

Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa Out for Season with Dislocated Hip Alabama Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa Out for Season with Dislocated Hip , Editor 5:00pm, November 16

Up 35-7 late in the second quarter of Saturday's game, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa rolled left, something he'd done hundreds…

Auburn vs. Georgia: Which Fans Control the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry? Auburn Auburn vs. Georgia: Which Fans Control the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry? , Editor 4:17pm, November 15

Auburn, Alabama is full of history. Rolling Toomer's Corner is a tradition unlike anything you will ever see in your…

LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire Named Finalist for Paul Hornung Award College Football LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire Named Finalist for Paul Hornung Award , Editor 11:59am, November 15

Often forgotten among college football's greatest players ever, Hall-of-Fame running back Paul Hornung made history over and over again. He…

Thousands Sign Petition for Arkansas to Re-Hire Bobby Petrino Arkansas Thousands Sign Petition for Arkansas to Re-Hire Bobby Petrino , 11:57am, November 15

To say the Arkansas Razorbacks football program is in bad shape right now would be a massive understatement. They just…

Military Academy Athletes Can Now Delay Service, Turn Pro College Football Military Academy Athletes Can Now Delay Service, Turn Pro , Editor 5:00pm, November 14

For the United States' military service academies, recruiting elite athletes is an afterthought. The current policy in place requires any…

Georgia Players Make More NFL Money Than Any SEC School SEC Georgia Players Make More NFL Money Than Any SEC School , 2:42pm, November 14

When it comes to producing NFL talent, nobody does it better than the Southeastern Conference. Of course, not every superstar…

LSU Releases Joe Burrow’s Heisman Campaign Video. It’s Amazing. LSU LSU Releases Joe Burrow’s Heisman Campaign Video. It’s Amazing. , Editor 1:02pm, November 14

Basking in an incredible 46-41 victory over archrival Alabama in Tuscaloosa, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow stood calm, cool and collected…

300-Pound Lineman Cartwheels During a Play, And It Was Perfect College Football 300-Pound Lineman Cartwheels During a Play, And It Was Perfect , 11:21am, November 13

Every college football fan should love a trick play. After all, they make the game even more exciting and it’s…

Texas HS Players Intentionally Smoke an Official After Bad Call College Football Texas HS Players Intentionally Smoke an Official After Bad Call , 5:30pm, November 19

Two San Antonio area football players were in huge trouble a few years ago after intentionally targeting and hitting an…

Kirk Herbstreit’s Net Worth: What Does the College GameDay Analyst Earn? College Football Kirk Herbstreit’s Net Worth: What Does the College GameDay Analyst Earn? , The League, 4:30pm, November 13

There can't be a better job than being world famous for talking about college football and traveling to some of…

Photographer Knocked Unconscious After Scary Sideline Collision Georgia Photographer Knocked Unconscious After Scary Sideline Collision , 2:03pm, November 18

What started as an ordinary play for the Georgia Bulldogs, a simple three-yard pass from quarterback Jake Fromm to running…

22 Famous People Who Went to Texas A&M University Texas A&M 22 Famous People Who Went to Texas A&M University , The League, 4:44pm, October 2

Texas A&M University is more than just another SEC school. It's filled with tradition, history and military roots that make…

LSU Releases Joe Burrow’s Heisman Campaign Video. It’s Amazing. LSU LSU Releases Joe Burrow’s Heisman Campaign Video. It’s Amazing. , Editor 1:02pm, November 14

Basking in an incredible 46-41 victory over archrival Alabama in Tuscaloosa, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow stood calm, cool and collected…

Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller Following in His Father’s Footsteps Texas A&M Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller Following in His Father’s Footsteps , The League, 12:53pm, November 19

Some athletes have destinies. Before they've even been conceived, their parents know they'll be on a football field or basketball…

Florida Wants Big Games. Here are 7 Teams the Gators Should Play Florida Florida Wants Big Games. Here are 7 Teams the Gators Should Play , The League, 4:24pm, October 28

The Florida Gators have made a statement under second-year head coach Dan Mullen. Even after losing starting quarterback Feleipe Franks…

LSU Lands Superstar Commitment: Decoldest “ToEvaDoIt” Crawford LSU LSU Lands Superstar Commitment: Decoldest “ToEvaDoIt” Crawford , 5:38pm, October 28

As the LSU Tigers continue to dominate college football this season, climbing to No. 1 in the latest Associated Press…

“Dear Tua”: An Open Letter to Alabama’s Greatest Quarterback Alabama “Dear Tua”: An Open Letter to Alabama’s Greatest Quarterback , Editor 12:35pm, November 18

Dear Tua, That 2nd-and-26 feels so long ago, huh? I still hear Chris Fowler's voice crack alongside the roar of…

12 Famous Athletes and Celebrities Who Attended Auburn Auburn 12 Famous Athletes and Celebrities Who Attended Auburn , The League, 3:33pm, October 15

Auburn University is one of the most famous institutions for developing athletes, but they have put out tons of great…

Thousands Sign Petition for Arkansas to Re-Hire Bobby Petrino Arkansas Thousands Sign Petition for Arkansas to Re-Hire Bobby Petrino , 11:57am, November 15

To say the Arkansas Razorbacks football program is in bad shape right now would be a massive understatement. They just…

AP Top 25: Georgia Clinches SEC East, Jumps Alabama to Reach No. 4 College Football AP Top 25: Georgia Clinches SEC East, Jumps Alabama to Reach No. 4 , 10:05am, November 18

Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality…

Why ‘Bama RB Glen Coffee Chose the Army Over the NFL Alabama Why ‘Bama RB Glen Coffee Chose the Army Over the NFL , The League, 5:22pm, October 22

Some of the most legendary professional athletes of all time at one point served in the military. From Arnold Palmer's…

Remembering “The Promise” That Cemented Tim Tebow’s Legacy Florida Remembering “The Promise” That Cemented Tim Tebow’s Legacy , Editor 9:30am, September 26

Championships are defined by teams, but leaders make teams great. Not surprisingly, the best teams to ever play the game…

LSU’s Michael Divinity Returns After Leaving for “Personal Reasons” LSU LSU’s Michael Divinity Returns After Leaving for “Personal Reasons” , Editor 12:15pm, November 19

LSU linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. is no longer part of the top-ranked program in college football. First reported by The…

Nick Saban Voted the Greatest Coach in College Football History College Football Nick Saban Voted the Greatest Coach in College Football History , Editor 4:22pm, October 31

Throughout college football history, from the Associated Press national champions to the BCS era and the modern College Football Playoff,…

The 25 Best Rivalries in College Football, Ranked College Football The 25 Best Rivalries in College Football, Ranked , Editor 3:45pm, November 13

The college football regular season builds to one crowning moment every year, and it's likely going to spoil a few…