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.

Butch Jones, Bielema and Rich Rod reportedly at Alabama's Pro Day Alabama Butch Jones, Bielema and Rich Rod reportedly at Alabama's Pro Day , Senior Content Editor 9:49pm, March 7

NFL scouts and coaches weren't the only ones in attendance at Alabama's Pro Day on Wednesday. Among those at the…

Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates his time at Florida Big Ten Jim McElwain's Michigan bio exaggerates his time at Florida , Associate Content Editor 5:59pm, March 6

Former Florida coach Jim McElwain has officially joined the Michigan staff as the wide receivers coach. He's got his new bio…

Houston DT Ed Oliver declares for 2019 NFL Draft College Football Houston DT Ed Oliver declares for 2019 NFL Draft , Senior Content Editor 1:12pm, March 6

Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver is only a sophomore right now, so he could not declare for this year's NFL…

Four-star ATH Diwun Black decommits from Mississippi State SEC Four-star ATH Diwun Black decommits from Mississippi State , Associate Content Editor 11:04am, March 5

Four-star athlete Diwun Black had been committed to Mississippi State and Dan Mullen (at the time) since September, but it…

Four-star DE Jaren Handy commits to LSU LSU Four-star DE Jaren Handy commits to LSU , Senior Content Editor 6:10pm, March 4

Yet another of the top recruits from the 2019 class has made a decision. On Saturday, four-star defensive end Jaren…

Lane Kiffin says coaches wives are indications of good recruiters College Football Lane Kiffin says coaches wives are indications of good recruiters , Senior Content Editor 4:01pm, March 4

Lane Kiffin went in-depth with CBS Sports about his 24-year-old coaching prodigy, Charlie Weis Jr. While talking up Weis, Kiffin…

Report: Former Michigan OC Tim Drevno heading to USC Pac-12 Report: Former Michigan OC Tim Drevno heading to USC , Senior Content Editor 12:29pm, March 4

According to Rivals.com, former Michigan offensive coordinator Tim Drevno is heading back out west to take a job at USC.…

Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition Big Ten Michigan defender Maurice Hurst reportedly has a heart condition , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 3

Former Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was expected to be a first-round NFL Draft pick this season after an excellent…

Four-star WR Jashawn Sheffield names the four schools sticking out College Football Four-star WR Jashawn Sheffield names the four schools sticking out , Associate Content Editor 2:56pm, March 3

Four-star receiver Jashawn Sheffield said back in April of 2017 that Florida State had taken the lead in his recruitment.…

Former Alabama National Champion Nick Gentry joining UAB staff Alabama Former Alabama National Champion Nick Gentry joining UAB staff , Associate Content Editor 2:15pm, March 3

Former two-time BCS National Champion Nick Gentry has been in the coaching ranks since his time at Alabama came to…

Four-star DT Keyon Ware-Hudson says Oregon is recruiting him hardest Pac-12 Four-star DT Keyon Ware-Hudson says Oregon is recruiting him hardest , Associate Content Editor 12:04pm, March 3

Four-star defensive tackle Keyon Ware-Hudson is about to hit the summer as a highly coveted defensive tackle recruit in the…

Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools talking to him the most Ohio State Four-star SDE Savion Jackson names schools talking to him the most , Associate Content Editor 11:16am, March 3

Four-star strong side defensive end Savion Jackson has a ton of schools pushing for him as he already has 18…

Four-star OLB De'Gabriel Floyd drops top 7 schools list College Football Four-star OLB De'Gabriel Floyd drops top 7 schools list , Associate Content Editor 11:03am, March 3

Four-star outside linebacker De'Gabriel Floyd is a hot commodity on the recruiting trail right now as he has 25 Division-I…

Four-star safety Jalani Williams names top 8 schools College Football Four-star safety Jalani Williams names top 8 schools , Associate Content Editor 10:45am, March 3

Four-star safety Jalani Williams has seen his recruitment heat up as he has over 20 offers right now to play…

Four-star QB Cade McNamara decommits from Notre Dame College Football Four-star QB Cade McNamara decommits from Notre Dame , Associate Content Editor 10:06am, March 3

Four-star quarterback Cade McNamara had been committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish since July of 2017, but it appears…

Alabama reportedly bringing back Daniel Bush to its staff Alabama Alabama reportedly bringing back Daniel Bush to its staff , Associate Content Editor 5:05pm, March 2

The Alabama football team has lost several coaches this offseason, but it looks like they will be getting one recruiting…

Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona College Basketball Four-star PG Brandon Williams decommits from Arizona , Associate Content Editor 3:39pm, March 2

Four-star point guard Brandon Williams had been committed to Arizona since last summer, but with all of the cheating allegations against…

USC grad transfer Roy Hemsley is headed to Arizona State Pac-12 USC grad transfer Roy Hemsley is headed to Arizona State , Associate Content Editor 3:13pm, March 2

Herm Edwards has not even coached his first collegiate game at Arizona State, but has already been dealing with some…

Jameis Winston was tired of ESPN’s coverage of him, and got revenge on draft night in a very clever way Florida State Jameis Winston was tired of ESPN’s coverage of him, and got revenge on draft night in a very clever way 11:24pm, August 11

Leading up to the draft, Jameis Winston and his camp had had it with what it considered unfair coverage by…

Chad Johnson Jr. names the dream school in his recruitment Pac-12 Chad Johnson Jr. names the dream school in his recruitment , Senior Content Editor 12:53pm, March 2

Ready to feel old? Yes, we have already moved on from Chad Johnson's stint in the NFL and are now…

LSU adds Bill Busch to fill out its coaching staff LSU LSU adds Bill Busch to fill out its coaching staff , Content Editor 2:07pm, February 8

Bill Busch will be joining the LSU Tigers as a safeties coach. Now the program's 10th assistant, no more staff…

Game Preview: LSU vs UL-Monroe LSU Game Preview: LSU vs UL-Monroe , Senior Content Editor 11:20pm, September 12

RECORDS: UL-Monroe (2-0) at LSU (2-0, No. 10 AP) GAME TIME: 7:00 p.m. Saturday CHANNEL: ESPN U WHERE: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA THE LINE: LSU, -31; over/under,…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: Another new No. 1 takes over , Senior Content Editor 9:14am, October 2

Eight! Eight of our Top 25 teams lost in Week 5, including our No. 1 overall team -- Louisville. With…

A massive 8th grade football player already has offers from 3 schools College Football A massive 8th grade football player already has offers from 3 schools , Editor 9:37pm, July 23

When I first saw this picture, I did a double take. You will, too. Meet Jaheim Oatis, who is in…

Maea Teuhema granted permission to speak with four teams on transfer LSU Maea Teuhema granted permission to speak with four teams on transfer , Senior Content Editor 9:40am, August 3

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron announced Maea Teuhema had been suspended from the Tigers football team as of Wednesday morning.…

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…

Four-star DE Justin Eboigbe names programs recruiting him hardest Florida Four-star DE Justin Eboigbe names programs recruiting him hardest , Associate Content Editor 3:44pm, February 19

Four-star defensive end Justin Eboigbe now has over 20 offers from schools and he just visited with the Clemson Tigers…

Former FSU assistant Chuck Amato announces retirement Florida State Former FSU assistant Chuck Amato announces retirement , Associate Content Editor 3:31pm, February 26

Chuck Amato has been coaching Division-I football since 1971 and has had assistant coaching stops at N.C. State, Arizona, Florida…

Cade Mays sings profanity about SEC rivals in Snapchat video Auburn Cade Mays sings profanity about SEC rivals in Snapchat video , Content Editor 10:59am, December 27

Five-star Georgia signee Cade Mays, a Knoxville native and former Tennessee commit, took a shot at the Vols, as well…

After Penn State dismissal, Kam Carter transferring to a fourth school College Football After Penn State dismissal, Kam Carter transferring to a fourth school , FanBuzz Writer 9:40pm, January 6

Transfers are more prevalent than ever in the world of college sports and that is certainly the case with defensive…

Harlon Barnett left MSU despite Spartans stepping up financially Florida State Harlon Barnett left MSU despite Spartans stepping up financially , FanBuzz Writer 11:00am, January 14

Harlon Barnett made a huge move for himself this past week by skipping town on the Michigan State Spartans and…

Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine Big 12 Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine , Associate Content Editor 2:07pm, March 2

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was believed to be a guaranteed first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. That was until…

NFL executives compare Todd Gurley to NFL stars Georgia NFL executives compare Todd Gurley to NFL stars 12:25pm, September 3

After setting the Georgia record for most all-purpose yards in school history (293), Todd Gurley has gotten national attention for…

Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo Big 12 Baylor takes accidental shot at TCU in team photo , Senior Content Editor 4:39pm, August 13

The Baylor Bears took their 2015 team photo on Thursday and a subtle jab at Big 12 rival TCU appeared…

Glen Coffee Traded NFL Career for Army Rangers | Fanbuzz Alabama Glen Coffee Traded NFL Career for Army Rangers | Fanbuzz 1:48am, August 9

Glen Coffee was a very productive running back during his time at Alabama. A a junior, Coffee rushed for 1,501…

Former Baylor player trolls his TCU-grad waitress — well, sort of College Football Former Baylor player trolls his TCU-grad waitress — well, sort of , Senior Content Editor 9:06am, August 16

Sometimes rivalries can get really heated, but sometimes we see the friendlier sides of it where everyone benefits. Former Baylor…