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.

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Every college football team wants to win the national title. Only one team can win it every season, of course,…

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban is ruling the greatest college football dynasty of all time. There's no denying it. Six…

Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Today? College Football Brian Bosworth Dominated College Football, But Where is “The Boz” Today? , Staff Writer 4:14pm, November 27

For those that don't remember Brian Bosworth, he was the bad boy of college football in the 1980s. "The Boz"…

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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen officially made the leap to superstardom within the NFL last year, having led the Bills to an…

Sean Taylor’s Daughter is a Rising Athlete Carrying on His Legacy College Football Sean Taylor’s Daughter is a Rising Athlete Carrying on His Legacy , The League 3:21pm, November 24

Nearly 14 ago, Washington Redskins free safety Sean Taylor left this world too soon. When an act of violence took…

5 Forgotten College Football Rivalries That Need to Be Renewed College Football 5 Forgotten College Football Rivalries That Need to Be Renewed , Staff Writer 2:02pm, November 24

The 2011 conference realignment caused a monumental shift in the college football landscape. The Big 12 was the biggest victim.…

The 10 Loudest College Football Stadiums Can Be Heard for Miles College Football The 10 Loudest College Football Stadiums Can Be Heard for Miles , The League 5:46pm, November 23

Over the last year, we've learned the value of having fans in the stands. That's truer about college football than…

Spencer Paysinger’s Life Inspired the Popular TV Show “All-American” College Football Spencer Paysinger’s Life Inspired the Popular TV Show “All-American” , The League 5:31pm, November 23

Many football fans may be familiar with The CW television show, "All American," which is available on Netflix and HBO.…

The 10 Most Exciting Plays in Iron Bowl History, Ranked Alabama The 10 Most Exciting Plays in Iron Bowl History, Ranked , Staff Writer 2:06pm, November 23

There are college football rivalries, and there's the Iron Bowl. The feud between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn…

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The Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators simply do not like each other. It's part of what makes the Sunshine…

7 Florida Coaching Candidates That Make Sense (and 3 That Don’t) College Football 7 Florida Coaching Candidates That Make Sense (and 3 That Don’t) , Staff Writer 5:29pm, November 22

Less than a year after the Florida Gators went to the 2020 SEC Championship Game, played in a New Year's…

Relive Texas A&M & LSU’s Record-Setting 7-OT Thriller Texas A&M Relive Texas A&M & LSU’s Record-Setting 7-OT Thriller , 5:20pm, November 22

It's going to be hard to top the madness of Texas A&M's 74-72 win over the LSU Tigers. The 2018…

How Did the Iron Bowl Get Its Name? Alabama How Did the Iron Bowl Get Its Name? , Staff Writer 3:27pm, November 22

By the time the Super Bowl rolls around, the state of Alabama can sit back and relax. They had their…

Jordan Davis’ Electric Rushing TD Was 340 Pounds of Brute Force College Football Jordan Davis’ Electric Rushing TD Was 340 Pounds of Brute Force , Staff Writer 1:11pm, November 22

Rumblin', stumblin', bumblin', grumblin', jumblin'. Chris Berman said it best when describing a big man touchdown. His voice carried as…

College Kicker’s 3-Bounce Field Goal Squeaks Through the Uprights College Football College Kicker’s 3-Bounce Field Goal Squeaks Through the Uprights , 12:49pm, November 20

One of the most amazing field goals ever took place during a game between South Alabama and Georgia State. South…

We’re Still Laughing at Jim Harbaugh Getting Hit By a Football Michigan We’re Still Laughing at Jim Harbaugh Getting Hit By a Football , 12:47pm, November 20

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is a national treasure. While many college football fans, and even a few who…

The 25 Biggest Rivalries in College Football, Ranked College Football The 25 Biggest Rivalries in College Football, Ranked , 3:53pm, November 19

The college football regular season builds to one crowning moment every year, and it probably spoils a few Thanksgiving Day…

We Took Part in Texas A&M’s Legendary Midnight Yell. Here’s What We Learned College Football We Took Part in Texas A&M’s Legendary Midnight Yell. Here’s What We Learned , Staff Writer 3:03pm, November 19

The school week was over. Students were out and about in Northgate getting a head start on weekend shenanigans. They…

Key & Peele’s Classic “Football Names” Sketches are Still Hilarious College Football Key & Peele’s Classic “Football Names” Sketches are Still Hilarious , 5:27pm, November 10

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

The Strange Coincidence of Bear Bryant’s Death Alabama The Strange Coincidence of Bear Bryant’s Death , Staff Writer 6:24pm, November 2

As members of the 1982 Alabama football team carried his casket down the steps of First Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa on…

The “Bounce Pass” Trick Play Looked Illegal, But It Wasn’t College Football The “Bounce Pass” Trick Play Looked Illegal, But It Wasn’t , Original Author 12:56pm, October 13

When major college football teams schedule FCS opponents early in the season, it's usually meant to be a glorified practice…

Classic “Fake Kneel” Trick Play Surprised Everyone, Then Karma Prevailed College Football Classic “Fake Kneel” Trick Play Surprised Everyone, Then Karma Prevailed , Original Author 12:32pm, October 6

In college football, a bowl game is not the time to be conservative or take your foot off the gas.…

A Monster Hit So Hard it Caused Internal Bleeding ACC A Monster Hit So Hard it Caused Internal Bleeding , Staff Writer 5:46pm, November 9

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

“The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless College Football “The Gift Six” Left Michigan Fans Completely Speechless , 11:43am, October 17

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

Tim Tebow’s “Jump Pass”: Celebrating the Iconic Play 15 Years Later Florida Tim Tebow’s “Jump Pass”: Celebrating the Iconic Play 15 Years Later , 10:50am, October 7

The 2006 Florida Gators were destined for greatness. After finishing the previous season 9-3 and winning the Outback Bowl over…

Cornelius Bennett’s “The Sack”: Relive the Hit Heard Around College Football Alabama Cornelius Bennett’s “The Sack”: Relive the Hit Heard Around College Football , Staff Writer 1:46pm, October 4

Few plays in Alabama Crimson Tide history stack up to "The Sack." One could argue for George Teague's "The Strip"…

5 Best-Selling LSU Face Masks for True Tiger Fans College Football 5 Best-Selling LSU Face Masks for True Tiger Fans , Commerce Writer, 12:34pm, October 26

Editor's Note: Products featured on FanBuzz are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links,…

Larry Munson’s “Hobnail Boot Game” Call Still Gives Us Goosebumps 20 Years later Georgia Larry Munson’s “Hobnail Boot Game” Call Still Gives Us Goosebumps 20 Years later , Original Author 12:18pm, October 6

When you think of iconic moments in college football history, so many come to mind. It could be the play…

“The Hit”: Quentin Coryatt’s Monster Shot Still Stings 30 Years Later Texas A&M “The Hit”: Quentin Coryatt’s Monster Shot Still Stings 30 Years Later , Original Author 4:04pm, November 8

Former Texas A&M linebacker Quentin Coryatt was a bad, bad man. At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds of pure muscle, he…

Remember Katherine Webb? She’s Now a Mother of 3 College Football Remember Katherine Webb? She’s Now a Mother of 3 , Original Author 2:53pm, October 18

With 4 minutes, 22 seconds left in the first quarter of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game -- and the…

The 10 Best LSU Football Players Ever, Ranked LSU The 10 Best LSU Football Players Ever, Ranked , 12:14pm, October 1

Louisiana State University has a long and storied history of fielding an elite college football program every year. Since 2000…

USC Reportedly Didn’t Hire Ed Orgeron Because of His Voice College Football USC Reportedly Didn’t Hire Ed Orgeron Because of His Voice , Staff Writer 3:08pm, November 18

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron has been a treasure, and fans in Louisiana are likely glad the fiery man in…

LSU’s “Neck” Chant: Why the Controversial Song Was Banned LSU LSU’s “Neck” Chant: Why the Controversial Song Was Banned , 2:51pm, October 11

College football games are littered with iconic chants that makes every game day experience unique across the country. But as…

“The Bluegrass Miracle” Remains College Football’s Greatest Finish LSU “The Bluegrass Miracle” Remains College Football’s Greatest Finish , 1:55pm, October 4

The 2002 LSU Tigers weren't the greatest team to ever pass through Baton Rouge. The middle season of head coach…

LSU’s “Earthquake Game” vs. Auburn Shook Death Valley Like Never Before LSU LSU’s “Earthquake Game” vs. Auburn Shook Death Valley Like Never Before , Original Author 12:15pm, September 30

The LSU Tigers have many great traditions, but perhaps nothing tops Saturday night games at Tiger Stadium. They are special…

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Perfect seasons in college football are common. Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers did it in record-breaking style in 2019.…