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.

Von Miller Opens “Von’s Vision Center” on Texas A&M Campus Texas A&M Von Miller Opens “Von’s Vision Center” on Texas A&M Campus , 4:15pm, September 19

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has a very distinct look. On the football field, you can see him as a…

The Redemption of Kam Carter: From PSU Flameout to FCS Contender College Football The Redemption of Kam Carter: From PSU Flameout to FCS Contender , Senior Staff Writer 3:50pm, September 19

Coming out of Gaithersburg High School in Maryland, Kamonte Carter was one of the top defensive tackle recruits in America.…

Tim Tebow Needs a Serious Reality Check After ‘Fair Pay to Play’ Rant College Football Tim Tebow Needs a Serious Reality Check After ‘Fair Pay to Play’ Rant , The League, 12:36pm, September 19

Tim Tebow is a lot of things. He's the greatest college quarterback of all time. He's a baseball-playing, sports-commentating, New…

How Chris Weinke’s Baseball Failures Created an FSU Legend Florida State How Chris Weinke’s Baseball Failures Created an FSU Legend , The League, 11:58am, September 19

If not for a lack of success in his baseball career, Heisman winner Chris Weinke and the Florida State Seminoles…

Jimbo Fisher: Aggies RB Will “Probably Never Play Again” Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher: Aggies RB Will “Probably Never Play Again” , 11:03am, September 19

Coming out of high school, Texas A&M sophomore running back Vernon Jackson was one of the top athletes in the…

Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit Seeks Transfer: Here’s What We Know Alabama Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit Seeks Transfer: Here’s What We Know , Senior Staff Writer 9:15am, September 19

Coming out of Colonia High School in New Jersey, defensive lineman Antonio Alfano was the No. 1 overall prospect in America,…

Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium Turns Blue, Honoring Slain Policeman Alabama Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium Turns Blue, Honoring Slain Policeman , Senior Staff Writer 9:00am, September 19

On Monday, September 16, Alabama police officer Dornell Cousette was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 20-year-old man…

HBO Picks 4 Dynamic Programs for New College Football Series College Football HBO Picks 4 Dynamic Programs for New College Football Series , 5:49pm, September 18

HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State…

Ex-NCAA Star Gets 12 Years in Prison for Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl West Virginia Ex-NCAA Star Gets 12 Years in Prison for Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl , Senior Staff Writer 5:00pm, September 18

It's no secret that athletes at the highest level have a sense of entitlement being catered to their entire lives,…

Even Without Feleipe Franks, Don’t Count Out Florida Just Yet Florida Even Without Feleipe Franks, Don’t Count Out Florida Just Yet , The League, 4:58pm, September 18

Losing your starting quarterback is never easy to recover from. Many teams become shells of themselves without their No. 1…

Georgia Store Removes Irish Spring Soap Prior to Notre Dame Game Georgia Georgia Store Removes Irish Spring Soap Prior to Notre Dame Game , 11:29am, September 18

If you look up and down the college football schedule this weekend, it wouldn’t be hard to find the game…

FSU Boy’s Viral Lemonade Stand Causes Uproar, Threats on Family Florida State FSU Boy’s Viral Lemonade Stand Causes Uproar, Threats on Family , The League, , 5:59pm, September 17

What started as an inside joke and one of life’s great teaching lessons — a small neighborhood lemonade stand created…

It’s Time to Bring Back Georgia’s Iconic Black Jerseys Georgia It’s Time to Bring Back Georgia’s Iconic Black Jerseys , Senior Staff Writer 3:05pm, September 17

When it comes to college football, there's no shortage of wild jersey combinations in the Pac-12, one-of-a-kind helmets in the…

Nick Saban Admits Leaving LSU Was “Huge Mistake” Alabama Nick Saban Admits Leaving LSU Was “Huge Mistake” , Senior Staff Writer 3:00pm, September 17

It's rare for a college football coach to win national titles at two different schools. The list is very short,…

Doug Flutie’s New College Football Game Finally Answers Our Prayers College Football Doug Flutie’s New College Football Game Finally Answers Our Prayers , The League, 12:26pm, September 17

Since 2013, there hasn't been a college football video game released, but that is finally changing over six years later.…

WATCH: Buffalo Punter Snaps Leg in Horrific On-Field Collision College Football WATCH: Buffalo Punter Snaps Leg in Horrific On-Field Collision , Senior Staff Writer 8:30am, September 17

The 13th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions weren't expected to be tested by the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday night. Coach James…

Najee Harris’ Epic TD Overshadowed by His Megan Rapinoe Celebration Alabama Najee Harris’ Epic TD Overshadowed by His Megan Rapinoe Celebration , Senior Staff Writer 12:53pm, September 16

Up 17-10 in the second quarter, the Alabama Crimson Tide needed a spark to pull away from the South Carolina…

ESPN’s College GameDay is Headed for Georgia vs. Notre Dame Georgia ESPN’s College GameDay is Headed for Georgia vs. Notre Dame , 11:34am, September 16

When you match two college football powerhouses up during the non-conference slate, amazing things happen. The first four weeks of…

HBO Picks 4 Dynamic Programs for New College Football Series College Football HBO Picks 4 Dynamic Programs for New College Football Series , 5:49pm, September 18

HBO Sports is going behind the scenes with the football programs at Arizona State, Florida, Penn State and Washington State…

Tim Tebow Needs a Serious Reality Check After ‘Fair Pay to Play’ Rant College Football Tim Tebow Needs a Serious Reality Check After ‘Fair Pay to Play’ Rant , The League, 12:36pm, September 19

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Doug Flutie’s New College Football Game Finally Answers Our Prayers College Football Doug Flutie’s New College Football Game Finally Answers Our Prayers , The League, 12:26pm, September 17

Since 2013, there hasn't been a college football video game released, but that is finally changing over six years later.…

Jimbo Fisher: Aggies RB Will “Probably Never Play Again” Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher: Aggies RB Will “Probably Never Play Again” , 11:03am, September 19

Coming out of high school, Texas A&M sophomore running back Vernon Jackson was one of the top athletes in the…

Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit Seeks Transfer: Here’s What We Know Alabama Alabama’s No. 1 Recruit Seeks Transfer: Here’s What We Know , Senior Staff Writer 9:15am, September 19

Coming out of Colonia High School in New Jersey, defensive lineman Antonio Alfano was the No. 1 overall prospect in America,…

Nick Saban Admits Leaving LSU Was “Huge Mistake” Alabama Nick Saban Admits Leaving LSU Was “Huge Mistake” , Senior Staff Writer 3:00pm, September 17

It's rare for a college football coach to win national titles at two different schools. The list is very short,…

FSU Boy’s Viral Lemonade Stand Causes Uproar, Threats on Family Florida State FSU Boy’s Viral Lemonade Stand Causes Uproar, Threats on Family , The League, , 5:59pm, September 17

What started as an inside joke and one of life’s great teaching lessons — a small neighborhood lemonade stand created…

WATCH: Buffalo Punter Snaps Leg in Horrific On-Field Collision College Football WATCH: Buffalo Punter Snaps Leg in Horrific On-Field Collision , Senior Staff Writer 8:30am, September 17

The 13th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions weren't expected to be tested by the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday night. Coach James…

Tim Tebow Named the Greatest College QB of All Time College Football Tim Tebow Named the Greatest College QB of All Time , Senior Staff Writer 4:55pm, September 12

College football's 150th season means fans can look back on the sport and (as college football fans LOVE to do)…

Von Miller Opens “Von’s Vision Center” on Texas A&M Campus Texas A&M Von Miller Opens “Von’s Vision Center” on Texas A&M Campus , 4:15pm, September 19

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Georgia Store Removes Irish Spring Soap Prior to Notre Dame Game Georgia Georgia Store Removes Irish Spring Soap Prior to Notre Dame Game , 11:29am, September 18

If you look up and down the college football schedule this weekend, it wouldn’t be hard to find the game…

What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is He Now? LSU What Happened to JaMarcus Russell and Where is He Now? , The League, 5:03pm, July 30

Anyone who knows football remembers the name JaMarcus Russell. The former No. 1 overall pick is considered to be one…

Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium Turns Blue, Honoring Slain Policeman Alabama Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium Turns Blue, Honoring Slain Policeman , Senior Staff Writer 9:00am, September 19

On Monday, September 16, Alabama police officer Dornell Cousette was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 20-year-old man…

Get Pumped for Georgia Football by Watching This Hair-Raising Hype Video Georgia Get Pumped for Georgia Football by Watching This Hair-Raising Hype Video , Senior Staff Writer 1:00pm, July 25

College football is coming. Slowly but surely, Saturday's greatest tradition draws closer to returning for another round of can't-miss action.…

The United States’ Largest Military Band Lives in Texas Texas A&M The United States’ Largest Military Band Lives in Texas , The League, 11:46am, September 10

Texas A&M University is more than just Jimbo Fisher's football team or the house that Johnny Football built. It's where…

LSU’s Neck Chant is Not Safe For Work, But Students in Baton Rouge Love It LSU LSU’s Neck Chant is Not Safe For Work, But Students in Baton Rouge Love It , Senior Staff Writer 2:00pm, July 22

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

It’s Time to Bring Back Georgia’s Iconic Black Jerseys Georgia It’s Time to Bring Back Georgia’s Iconic Black Jerseys , Senior Staff Writer 3:05pm, September 17

When it comes to college football, there's no shortage of wild jersey combinations in the Pac-12, one-of-a-kind helmets in the…

WATCH: Nick Saban Stars in “Recruiting” Commercials Alongside Aflac Duck Alabama WATCH: Nick Saban Stars in “Recruiting” Commercials Alongside Aflac Duck , Senior Staff Writer 12:00pm, September 15

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is a master recruiter. Year after year, Tuscaloosa welcomes the most elite and…