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.

“The Backyard Brawl”: No Love Lost Between West Virginia & Pitt After 11-Year Hiatus ACC “The Backyard Brawl”: No Love Lost Between West Virginia & Pitt After 11-Year Hiatus , Contributor 10:45am, August 16

After a hiatus spanning more than a decade, one of the most storied rivalries in college football is set to…

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Outside of competing for a national championship, college football players strive for individual excellence. With these tremendous individual achievements comes…

LSU’s Myles Brennan is Stepping Away from Football, As His QB Career Becomes a “What If?” LSU LSU’s Myles Brennan is Stepping Away from Football, As His QB Career Becomes a “What If?” , Editor-in-Chief 1:06pm, August 15

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Joey Julius, Penn State’s 260-Pound Kicker, was a Special Teams Swiss Army Knife College Football Joey Julius, Penn State’s 260-Pound Kicker, was a Special Teams Swiss Army Knife , 9:15am, August 14

I gravitated to Penn State football from the start. That wasn't hard growing up in Pennsylvania, and there are dozens…

Relive the Pure Insanity that was Texas A&M and LSU’s Record-Setting 7-OT Thriller Texas A&M Relive the Pure Insanity that was Texas A&M and LSU’s Record-Setting 7-OT Thriller , 11:20am, August 13

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

Billy Napier’s “Least Stressful Job” Comments are a Double-Edged Sword for Gator Fans College Football Billy Napier’s “Least Stressful Job” Comments are a Double-Edged Sword for Gator Fans , Contributor 4:47pm, August 12

Billy Napier is nothing but confident heading into his first season as the head coach of the Florida Gators. He…

Relive Tim Tebow’s John 3:16 “Coincidence” That Creeped Everyone Out Florida Relive Tim Tebow’s John 3:16 “Coincidence” That Creeped Everyone Out , Staff Writer 1:30pm, August 12

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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 11:15am, August 11

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

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Finishing a college football season without a loss is a huge feat, but thatt's what preseason dreams are for. Most…

The 2022-23 College Football Bowl Schedule Will Make Any Fan Giddy College Football The 2022-23 College Football Bowl Schedule Will Make Any Fan Giddy , Staff Writer 2:55pm, August 10

Bowl games are the final bow on a college football season before it's wrapped up for good. Fans from around…

Nick Saban’s Net Worth Proves It Pays to be the Undisputed King of College Football Alabama Nick Saban’s Net Worth Proves It Pays to be the Undisputed King of College Football , 11:45am, August 10

To be considered the greatest in whatever you do takes patience and time. For Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick…

Jacob Hester’s 4th-Down Run vs. Florida in 2007 is What Champions are Made Of LSU Jacob Hester’s 4th-Down Run vs. Florida in 2007 is What Champions are Made Of , Staff Writer 11:33am, August 10

The LSU Tigers and Florida Gators had October 6th circled on the calendar entering the 2007 season. The midseason SEC…

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College football rivalries are a time-honored tradition, with spirited matchups across university campuses ushering in the fall season. The 2022…

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Penn State's 2021 season can be summed up in two words: missed opportunity. Head coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions were…

Meet Jess Sims: The Newest ‘College GameDay’ Star Who Brings the Energy College Football Meet Jess Sims: The Newest ‘College GameDay’ Star Who Brings the Energy , Staff Writer 2:30pm, August 9

ESPN's "College GameDay" has been a football fan's favorite program to wake up to on Saturdays for more than 35…

Meet Jahmyr Gibbs: Alabama’s Triple-Threat RB Transfer From Georgia Tech Alabama Meet Jahmyr Gibbs: Alabama’s Triple-Threat RB Transfer From Georgia Tech , Staff Writer 2:07pm, August 9

The saying "we don't rebuild, we reload" doesn't ring more true for anyone in college football than the Alabama Crimson…

FSU’s 1988 Puntrooskie vs. Clemson is a Bonafide Bobby Bowden Classic ACC FSU’s 1988 Puntrooskie vs. Clemson is a Bonafide Bobby Bowden Classic , The League 10:00am, August 9

Dozens of memorable plays have taken place in the history of Florida State Seminoles football, but 2022 Pro Football Hall…

Key Takeaways from the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll: Bama On Top, No Love for LSU ACC Key Takeaways from the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll: Bama On Top, No Love for LSU , Editor-in-Chief 3:53pm, August 8

The USA Today preseason coaches poll has arrived, which can only mean one thing: the 2022 College Football season is…

Bo Jackson Once Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders & Humbled “Prime Time” Auburn Bo Jackson Once Stiff-Armed Deion Sanders & Humbled “Prime Time” , Original Author 5:05pm, July 6

Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders are widely considered as two of the greatest athletes of all time, perhaps even the…

The 7 Greatest College Football Teams Ever Are All-Time Juggernauts College Football The 7 Greatest College Football Teams Ever Are All-Time Juggernauts , Editor-in-Chief 10:20am, August 11

Finishing a college football season without a loss is a huge feat, but thatt's what preseason dreams are for. Most…

Kevin Butler’s 60-Yard Field Goal Against Clemson Redefined Clutch Georgia Kevin Butler’s 60-Yard Field Goal Against Clemson Redefined Clutch , Original Author 4:58pm, June 29

Former Georgia Bulldogs kicker Kevin Butler is a hero in Athens. All it takes is one quick look at his…

Roll Camera! Roll Tide! “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before Alabama Roll Camera! Roll Tide! “The Bear Bryant Show” Taught Football Like Never Before , 10:00am, July 2

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

The Lambeau Leap: An NFL Tradition Started by an Unlikely Player Florida State The Lambeau Leap: An NFL Tradition Started by an Unlikely Player , The League 9:45am, August 6

If any athlete is lucky, there will be one play that defines their career and has them remembered by at…

LSU After Dark: How the Tigers Made Night Games Famous LSU LSU After Dark: How the Tigers Made Night Games Famous , Editor-in-Chief 12:05am, July 3

Louisiana State University is known for many things in college football. Nothing is more imposing than Saturday night games inside Tiger…

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 11:15am, August 11

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

College Football Trivia: What Does ‘FBS’ and ‘FCS’ Actually Mean? College Football College Football Trivia: What Does ‘FBS’ and ‘FCS’ Actually Mean? , Staff Writer 3:00pm, July 29

College football is full of acronyms, and if you are new to the world of collegiate athletics it can get…

Nick Saban’s Net Worth Proves It Pays to be the Undisputed King of College Football Alabama Nick Saban’s Net Worth Proves It Pays to be the Undisputed King of College Football , 11:45am, August 10

To be considered the greatest in whatever you do takes patience and time. For Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick…

Destyn Hill, Florida State’s 4-Star Deep Threat Recruit, is MIA in Tallahassee Florida State Destyn Hill, Florida State’s 4-Star Deep Threat Recruit, is MIA in Tallahassee , Original Author 12:15pm, August 1

If you looked around the country the last four years, you wouldn't find many high school wide receivers as talented…

Jameis Winston’s Crab Legs “Theft” is Still One of College Football’s Most Bizarre Moments ACC Jameis Winston’s Crab Legs “Theft” is Still One of College Football’s Most Bizarre Moments , The League 9:45am, July 28

One of the weirdest stories in college football over the last decade was the case of former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston…

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Only University of Alabama Crimson Tide super fans know everything about their program's history. They damn sure know how legendary…

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 4:45pm, July 26

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

Catholics vs. Convicts: How a T-Shirt Sparked a Heated College Football Rivalry College Football Catholics vs. Convicts: How a T-Shirt Sparked a Heated College Football Rivalry , The League 10:00am, July 26

Some rivalries begin over the smallest of things, while others get their start from actual battles. "The Game", better known…

Jabari Smith Made His Mark at Auburn. Now, He’s the Likely No. 1 NBA Draft Pick Auburn Jabari Smith Made His Mark at Auburn. Now, He’s the Likely No. 1 NBA Draft Pick , Staff Writer 2:05pm, June 22

Jabari Smith Jr. can do it all. The 6-foot-10, 220-pound basketball player out of Sandy Creek High School in Fayetteville,…

Why Deion Sanders Chose Florida State More Than 35 Years Ago Florida State Why Deion Sanders Chose Florida State More Than 35 Years Ago , 8:15am, July 9

It's not exaggeration to say that Deion Sanders was one of the greatest athletes of all time. What he did…

Relive Tim Tebow’s John 3:16 “Coincidence” That Creeped Everyone Out Florida Relive Tim Tebow’s John 3:16 “Coincidence” That Creeped Everyone Out , Staff Writer 1:30pm, August 12

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LSU Fans Thought Clemson’s Mascot Stunk, So They Started a GoFundMe for a New One Clemson LSU Fans Thought Clemson’s Mascot Stunk, So They Started a GoFundMe for a New One , Staff Writer 12:30am, July 10

College football mascots are more than just props used to hype up crowds on Saturday afternoons. Oftentimes, they embody an…