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.

Kirby & Mary Beth Smart Are Georgia’s Ultimate Power Couple Georgia Kirby & Mary Beth Smart Are Georgia’s Ultimate Power Couple , Editor 5:19pm, September 24

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is a “Damn Good Dawg.” So is his wife Mary Beth Smart. Separately, they are…

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Cities across the U.S. are encouraging citizens to wear a face mask during their outings at essential businesses. The CDC…

Ryan Tannehill’s 64-Yard TD Strike Sealed OU Upset Texas A&M Ryan Tannehill’s 64-Yard TD Strike Sealed OU Upset , Editor 1:03pm, September 24

For over two seasons, former Texas A&M Aggies star Ryan Tannehill waited patiently for his opportunity to play quarterback. After…

Tim Tebow Was Awkwardly Asked About Virginity, And Was All Class Florida Tim Tebow Was Awkwardly Asked About Virginity, And Was All Class , Staff Writer 12:35pm, September 24

Tim Tebow's sex life, or lack thereof, used to be one of the biggest stories around. Not that it's anyone's…

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When an important college football game is on the line, anything is possible. Some coaches play conservatively. Others put the…

“The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before Alabama “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before , 5:40pm, September 23

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ruled Tuscaloosa with an iron fist. The Bear pulled on his houndstooth hat and led the…

Bobby Bowden & His Wife Built a Family of More Than 40 Members College Football Bobby Bowden & His Wife Built a Family of More Than 40 Members , Staff Writer 5:25pm, September 23

Bobby Bowden. It's crazy how much weight one simple name can carry. The former college football coach is a legend…

Leonard Fournette’s 100-Yard Return Against Norte Dame Nearly Went Untouched LSU Leonard Fournette’s 100-Yard Return Against Norte Dame Nearly Went Untouched , Staff Writer 12:52pm, September 23

When LSU running back Leonard Fournette arrived on campus in 2014, he was (and still is) the most hyped freshman…

Rece Davis & His Wife Are Madly in Love, But Also Iron Bowl Rivals College Football Rece Davis & His Wife Are Madly in Love, But Also Iron Bowl Rivals , Staff Writer 5:20pm, September 22

Rece Davis is a staple on ESPN's College GameDay football TV show every Saturday morning. Since taking over for Chris…

Walker Howard, Son of Former LSU QB, Eager to Carry on Family Legacy High School Walker Howard, Son of Former LSU QB, Eager to Carry on Family Legacy , 2:56pm, September 22

Before Joe Burrow ran away with the 2019 Heisman Trophy, several LSU quarterbacks built legacies that remain to this day…

15 Famous People Who Attended the University of Florida Florida 15 Famous People Who Attended the University of Florida , Staff Writer 12:47pm, September 22

The University of Florida has seen some pretty remarkable people pass through campus since the school was first established in…

“Bo Watching” Becomes a Heisman Hobby In Hilarious Commercial Auburn “Bo Watching” Becomes a Heisman Hobby In Hilarious Commercial , Staff Writer 12:20pm, September 22

Bo Jackson was an incredible athlete. He knew it. His wife knew it. We all knew it. Trucking Hall of…

David Greene’s Play Fake TD Crushed Vanderbilt’s Spirits Georgia David Greene’s Play Fake TD Crushed Vanderbilt’s Spirits , Editor 11:52am, September 22

Calling the annual showdown between the Georgia Bulldogs and Vanderbilt Commodores a college football rivalry is true by definition, but…

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Hop aboard the train before the Texas A&M Aggies leave College Station. Entering the 2020 season, head coach Jimbo Fisher…

Mac Jones’ Girlfriend is About to Be the Talk of Tuscaloosa Alabama Mac Jones’ Girlfriend is About to Be the Talk of Tuscaloosa , Staff Writer 5:06pm, September 21

Mac Jones will be the face of Alabama football during this wild and wacky 2020 NCAA season. Of course, the…

Deion Sanders Officially Named Jackson State’s Head Coach College Football Deion Sanders Officially Named Jackson State’s Head Coach , Editor 12:33pm, September 21

Deion Sanders is a polarizing figure who is impossible to ignore. He’s always been able to talk the talk and…

Ohio State’s New 2020 Schedule Keeps Buckeyes in Driver’s Seat for Title Ohio State Ohio State’s New 2020 Schedule Keeps Buckeyes in Driver’s Seat for Title , Staff Writer 10:41am, September 21

UPDATE (September 21, 2020): After weeks of uncertainty, the Big Ten Conference has decided to play football this fall. Each…

Cam Newton Fell In Love With a Stripper And Had a Son Named “Chosen” Auburn Cam Newton Fell In Love With a Stripper And Had a Son Named “Chosen” , Staff Writer 1:15pm, September 20

Cam Newton is one of the more polarizing quarterbacks in the NFL. The man known as Superman proved his worth…

‘Key & Peele’ Invent Hilarious Football Names in Classic Sketch College Football ‘Key & Peele’ Invent Hilarious Football Names in Classic Sketch , 9:44am, August 8

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Chris Farley and David Spade. Classic comedic tandems feed off…

Kevin Hart Used Stilts to Impersonate Shaq in Hilarious SNL Skit LSU Kevin Hart Used Stilts to Impersonate Shaq in Hilarious SNL Skit , Staff Writer 6:11pm, August 18

Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Hart are two of the funniest people in pop culture right now. Scroll through the former…

The “Fake Statue of Liberty” Worked Like a Charm College Football The “Fake Statue of Liberty” Worked Like a Charm , Editor 5:16pm, August 14

No matter what year it is, or how good or bad the Michigan Wolverines are, playing in Michigan Stadium is…

Alabama’s 2020 Schedule Isn’t What the Tide Are Used to Seeing Alabama Alabama’s 2020 Schedule Isn’t What the Tide Are Used to Seeing , 5:54pm, August 18

UPDATE (August 18, 2020): The Southeastern Conference will play a 10-game conference-only schedule for the 2020 football season due to…

3-Year-Old Boy Crushes National Anthem Performance College Basketball 3-Year-Old Boy Crushes National Anthem Performance , Editor 4:58pm, August 14

No matter the time of year, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the most common tradition in American sports. It has had…

Map of College Football’s Best Villains in Every State College Football Map of College Football’s Best Villains in Every State , 9:58am, September 13

In the immortal words of Ric Flair, "I was really good at being a bad guy." That's because it's fun…

Georgia’s New 2020 Schedule Still Screams SEC Championship Georgia Georgia’s New 2020 Schedule Still Screams SEC Championship , The League 6:09pm, August 18

UPDATE (August 18, 2020): The SEC officially announced its full slate of games on August 17, meaning that barring any further setbacks from COVID-19 and the…

“The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before Alabama “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before , 5:40pm, September 23

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant ruled Tuscaloosa with an iron fist. The Bear pulled on his houndstooth hat and led the…

“My God”: Herschel Walker Trucks Tennessee Player for First TD Georgia “My God”: Herschel Walker Trucks Tennessee Player for First TD , Staff Writer 2:35pm, August 20

Herschel Walker will forever be a legend in the eyes of Georgia Bulldog fans. From the minute he stepped onto…

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On October 24, 2009, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide hosted the upset-mined Tennessee Volunteers for another installment of the "Third…

‘The Rock’ Sacked a Heisman Winner During His Playing Days College Football ‘The Rock’ Sacked a Heisman Winner During His Playing Days , Editor 4:48pm, August 24

Before Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became a professional wrestling icon and Hollywood movie star, he was a football player just…

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Walk around the University of Florida's campus on a game day in the Swamp, and you'll come across a few…

Manti Te’o Gets Married in Intimate Beach Ceremony (Yes, She’s Real) College Football Manti Te’o Gets Married in Intimate Beach Ceremony (Yes, She’s Real) , 1:07pm, September 1

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o played inspired. Just days after his grandmother and girlfriend died within hours of each other,…

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Former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie was not your typical superstar. He wasn’t the biggest guy in the world. He…

A Monster Hit So Hard It Caused Internal Bleeding ACC A Monster Hit So Hard It Caused Internal Bleeding , Staff Writer 11:41am, September 19

The Florida State Seminoles and Miami Hurricanes hate each other. That's just a matter of fact. The two in-state colleges…

Cam Newton Fell In Love With a Stripper And Had a Son Named “Chosen” Auburn Cam Newton Fell In Love With a Stripper And Had a Son Named “Chosen” , Staff Writer 1:15pm, September 20

Cam Newton is one of the more polarizing quarterbacks in the NFL. The man known as Superman proved his worth…

“The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless College Football “The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless , 2:30pm, July 29

Michigan Wolverines punter Blake O'Neill was having a GAME. After UM's opening drive against rival Michigan State stalled, O'Neill launched…

Jimbo Fisher Marries Longtime Girlfriend In Private Ceremony Florida State Jimbo Fisher Marries Longtime Girlfriend In Private Ceremony , Staff Writer 10:54am, August 28

Jimbo Fisher first earned a name for himself at Florida State University, where  he won the BCS National Championship in…