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.

8-Figure Price Tag, New Details Unveiled for Bryant-Denny Stadium Renovations Alabama 8-Figure Price Tag, New Details Unveiled for Bryant-Denny Stadium Renovations , 12:47pm, September 21

When the University of Alabama unveiled their plan for renovations to several major athletic buildings across campus, they were embarking…

Nation’s No. 1 QB Prospect in 2020 Has Two SEC Schools in His Top Four College Football Nation’s No. 1 QB Prospect in 2020 Has Two SEC Schools in His Top Four , 6:06pm, September 20

The college football season is well underway, and the teams in the Southeastern Conference are gearing up for the logjam…

Recently Retired College Football Player Dies of Rare Cancer at 22 Big Ten Recently Retired College Football Player Dies of Rare Cancer at 22 , 5:35pm, September 20

Less than a year ago, after suffering his fifth concussion, Minnesota Golden Gophers offensive lineman Nick Connelly medically retired from…

Gary Patterson Blasts Reporter for Calling TCU a “Roster of Rejects” Big 12 Gary Patterson Blasts Reporter for Calling TCU a “Roster of Rejects” , 2:36pm, September 20

TCU head coach Gary Patterson is not afraid to speak his mind. In fact, he is one of the best…

Colorado’s Mascot Hilariously Takes T-Shirt Gun Shot Below the Belt College Football Colorado’s Mascot Hilariously Takes T-Shirt Gun Shot Below the Belt , 12:18pm, September 20

There are bizarre-looking mascots, absolutely terrible mascots, and mascots with pretty incredible traditions. Then, there is Colorado on-field mascot Chip…

This is the Best Hype Video of the Year, and It’s All About Neyland Stadium College Football This is the Best Hype Video of the Year, and It’s All About Neyland Stadium , 11:53am, September 20

Crowd noise in college football is a huge factor. Period. With some college stadiums seating more than 100,000 people on…

FanBuzz Film Room: What is Wrong With Florida State’s Offensive Line? ACC FanBuzz Film Room: What is Wrong With Florida State’s Offensive Line? , 8:55pm, September 19

From the first time a young kid straps on football pads, they're taught technique, technique and more technique. You can…

UCF Linebacker Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge After Weekend Party College Football UCF Linebacker Arrested on Sexual Assault Charge After Weekend Party , 12:53pm, September 19

The UCF Knights, the bold claimers of the nation’s longest college football winning streak, might not have had a game…

Why Do LSU Fans Keep Making Donations to Assumption College? College Football Why Do LSU Fans Keep Making Donations to Assumption College? , 11:49am, September 19

The LSU Tigers are on a roll to start 2018. The program already boasts two Top-10 wins against the Miami…

The 12 Biggest Takeaways from the 2019 SEC Schedule Release College Football The 12 Biggest Takeaways from the 2019 SEC Schedule Release , 10:16pm, September 18

There is really high-level college football, and then there is SEC-level college football. The conference is stronger than ever, as…

Nick Saban’s National Title Gamble is the Focus of New CBS Documentary Alabama Nick Saban’s National Title Gamble is the Focus of New CBS Documentary , 3:13pm, September 18

The Alabama Crimson Tide were being shut out by another SEC team, the Georgia Bulldogs, at halftime of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship game. The score…

Texas A&M Unveils Classic Throwback Jerseys Honoring 1998 Team College Football Texas A&M Unveils Classic Throwback Jerseys Honoring 1998 Team , 1:24pm, September 18

The Texas A&M Aggies are kicking off the Jimbo Fisher era in grand style. After a 2-1 start, and a…

UCLA QB’s Dad Rips Chip Kelly for “Lousy Coaching” on Twitter College Football UCLA QB’s Dad Rips Chip Kelly for “Lousy Coaching” on Twitter , 12:40pm, September 18

If a 38-14 home loss to Fresno State wasn’t bad enough, and a 0-3 start wasn’t troubling enough, things just…

SEC Studs & Duds: The Best and Worst Performers of Week 3 College Football SEC Studs & Duds: The Best and Worst Performers of Week 3 , 4:03pm, September 17

This weekend, the Big Ten stumbled to a 6-7 record as a conference, and they have been supplanted once again…

The 7 Mind-Blowing Numbers Backing Up Alabama’s Historic Start Alabama The 7 Mind-Blowing Numbers Backing Up Alabama’s Historic Start , 2:01pm, September 17

Through three games, the Alabama Crimson Tide are undoubtedly the best team in college football. Three consecutive dominating wins, capped…

FanBuzz College Football Players of the Week: Murray Takes Heisman Lead College Football FanBuzz College Football Players of the Week: Murray Takes Heisman Lead , 1:12pm, September 17

If anyone thought it would be impossible for the Oklahoma Sooners to replace Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, guess again.…

Urban Meyer Returns to Ohio State’s Sidelines with Yet Another Statement Big Ten Urban Meyer Returns to Ohio State’s Sidelines with Yet Another Statement , 11:57am, September 17

For one of the biggest non-conference games, with ESPN’s College GameDay on hand to give it even more hype, Urban…

North Texas Pulls Off the Meanest Fake Punt Return in College Football College Football North Texas Pulls Off the Meanest Fake Punt Return in College Football , 10:57am, September 17

Midway through the first quarter, already with a quick lead on the road, North Texas sophomore punt returner Keegan Brewer…

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…

Texas A&M hated the Seahawks’ unabashed use of ’12th Man,’ and finally the Aggies have won NFL Texas A&M hated the Seahawks’ unabashed use of ’12th Man,’ and finally the Aggies have won 11:34am, August 16

Through years of bickering and litigation, it now appears that Texas A&M has regained exclusivity of the "12th Man" motto.…

Tennessee might play more freshmen than we think Tennessee Tennessee might play more freshmen than we think , Associate Content Editor 3:43pm, August 16

There's been a lot of talk about depth and having experience regarding the Tennessee Volunteers. However, it looks like there's…

QB guru-ESPN analyst gushes over Bama frosh QB Barnett — might as well start dusting off the Heisman Alabama QB guru-ESPN analyst gushes over Bama frosh QB Barnett — might as well start dusting off the Heisman 5:53pm, August 16

Alabama true freshman has been working hard to be a part of the solution at quarterback for the Alabama Crimson…

The two-a-day grind is what gets the Vols to the next level Tennessee The two-a-day grind is what gets the Vols to the next level , Associate Content Editor 10:20am, August 14

The Tennessee Volunteers have been in camp for a week or so now and they have gotten into the two-a-days…

The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way possible Tennessee The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way possible , Associate Content Editor 2:18pm, August 14

Tennessee has undergone a drastic change in culture. They Vols have gone from loveable losers to SEC darlings in the span…

One Tennessee freshman is still getting used to his position switch Tennessee One Tennessee freshman is still getting used to his position switch , Associate Content Editor 11:28am, August 15

Jauan Jennings was recruited to Tennessee originally to play quarterback. However, he ended up switching to wide receiver with the…

Relive Jadeveon Clowney’s earth-shattering hit against Michigan — maybe the most vicious ever College Football Relive Jadeveon Clowney’s earth-shattering hit against Michigan — maybe the most vicious ever 11:51pm, November 19

It was the college football equivalent of a "where were you when" moment. Where were you when South Carolina's Jadeveon…

CBS names the “real DBU”, and it’s not LSU or Florida College Football CBS names the “real DBU”, and it’s not LSU or Florida , 7:52pm, January 21

Several schools in the country have claimed to produce the best defensive backs in the country, but CBS Sports revealed…

Former Alabama championship QB says Jalen Hurts could transfer Alabama Former Alabama championship QB says Jalen Hurts could transfer , Content Editor 8:44pm, January 9

Jalen Hurts got benched on Monday night, providing the chance to freshman Tua Tagovailoa to play the role of hero,…

Top uncommitted five-star Patrick Surtain Jr. stuns favored LSU with commitment ACC Top uncommitted five-star Patrick Surtain Jr. stuns favored LSU with commitment , Content Editor 10:22am, February 7

Five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. (6-foot-1, 199 pounds) announced his commitment to Alabama during a ceremony at his high school,…

Former Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley reveals which other SEC school he ‘wanted’ an offer from Georgia Former Offensive Rookie of the Year Todd Gurley reveals which other SEC school he ‘wanted’ an offer from , Content Editor 6:11pm, January 30

Todd Gurley is one of the most talented running backs in SEC history, but the Georgia legend could have signed…

Former No. 1 overall pick could reportedly land deal in excess of $100 million NFL Former No. 1 overall pick could reportedly land deal in excess of $100 million , Associate Content Editor 11:16am, January 18

The Houston Texans are going to be in a bit of a pickle this offseason. They have their quarterback of…

Arkansas fan tries to catch home run with his visor SEC Arkansas fan tries to catch home run with his visor 10:35pm, March 19

Arkansas and LSU faced off in a baseball game on Thursday night that occurred around the same time that both…

FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 Big 12 FanBuzz college football Top 25: A new No. 2 after Week 2 , Senior Content Editor 10:00am, September 11

We all expected Week 1 of college football to be crazy, as that is where all the hot matchups were.…

Charles Barkley singing Georgia’s fight song is the funniest thing you’ll see today Georgia Charles Barkley singing Georgia’s fight song is the funniest thing you’ll see today 11:39am, November 21

Former Auburn basketball player and NBA hall of famer Charles Barkley lost a bet that caused himself embarrassment on national…

Odell Beckham Jr. shows off ridiculous one-handed catches LSU Odell Beckham Jr. shows off ridiculous one-handed catches , Senior Content Editor 1:47pm, November 4

Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the young, up-and-coming athletes in the NFL after being selected by the New York…

Nashville and Athens top rankings of best college towns in the SEC SEC Nashville and Athens top rankings of best college towns in the SEC 2:44pm, April 22

The SEC is known for having great football traditions and in almost every SEC town there's a tremendous experience to be…