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.

Four-star OT Jacoby Ryan commits to the Ohio State Buckeyes Ohio State Four-star OT Jacoby Ryan commits to the Ohio State Buckeyes , Associate Content Editor 2:39pm, March 2

Four-star offensive tackle Jacoby Ryan is one of the top recruits in the state of Ohio and it looks like…

Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine Big 12 Orlando Brown's first-round status could be in jeopardy after Combine , Associate Content Editor 2:07pm, March 2

Oklahoma offensive lineman Orlando Brown was believed to be a guaranteed first-round pick in April's NFL Draft. That was until…

Nick Saban playing coy on 2018 quarterback race at Alabama Alabama Nick Saban playing coy on 2018 quarterback race at Alabama , Senior Content Editor 1:56pm, March 2

Alabama backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa led the comeback for the Crimson Tide in the national championship game against Georgia in…

Chad Johnson Jr. names the dream school in his recruitment Pac-12 Chad Johnson Jr. names the dream school in his recruitment , Senior Content Editor 12:53pm, March 2

Ready to feel old? Yes, we have already moved on from Chad Johnson's stint in the NFL and are now…

Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech Big 12 Ohio State losing Adam Scheier to Texas Tech , Associate Content Editor 11:14am, March 2

Ohio State will be losing a quality control assistant to Texas Tech and Kliff Kingsbury as Adam Scheier will be…

Stanford grad transfer Keller Chryst lands at Tennessee Tennessee Stanford grad transfer Keller Chryst lands at Tennessee , Associate Content Editor 9:42am, March 2

Tennessee is in need of a good quarterback who can come in and play right away now that Jarrett Guarantano…

Four-star ATH Trezman Marshall eliminates Clemson from list of schools Alabama Four-star ATH Trezman Marshall eliminates Clemson from list of schools , Associate Content Editor 1:19pm, March 1

Four-star athlete Trezman Marshall recently named three schools that were tops in his recruitment. However, it would appear that one…

Five-star WR Jordan Whittington says UCLA has best campus he's been to Pac-12 Five-star WR Jordan Whittington says UCLA has best campus he's been to , Associate Content Editor 12:42pm, March 1

Five-star receiver Jordan Whittington has already pushed back his recruitment once and it looks like that could help one school…

Four-star Jeremiah Criddell names teams “standing out” in recruitment Big 12 Four-star Jeremiah Criddell names teams “standing out” in recruitment , Content Editor 12:31pm, March 1

Four-star cornerback Jeremiah Criddell told 247Sports on Wednesday that Washington, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU and Baylor are the teams "standing out"…

Three-star TE Joel Decoursey announces commitment to Vanderbilt SEC Three-star TE Joel Decoursey announces commitment to Vanderbilt , Senior Content Editor 12:19pm, March 1

One of the top available tight ends of the 2019 recruiting class is now off the board. On Wednesday, three-star…

DeMeco Ryans reportedly getting promotion with 49ers Alabama DeMeco Ryans reportedly getting promotion with 49ers , Associate Content Editor 11:38am, March 1

DeMeco Ryans was one of Alabama's greatest linebackers in the pre-Nick Saban era and that got him into the NFL…

Dan Mullen leaves out Miami from list of rivals for Florida Florida Dan Mullen leaves out Miami from list of rivals for Florida , Associate Content Editor 10:16am, March 1

New Florida coach Dan Mullen is making his rounds in the state for all of the Gator groups and he…

Texas A&M chancellor gives Jimbo Fisher a national title plaque Texas A&M Texas A&M chancellor gives Jimbo Fisher a national title plaque , Content Editor 5:24pm, February 28

Texas A&M is already declaring national titles, as it gave new head coach Jimbo Fisher a national championship plaque without…

Arizona grad transfer TE Trevor Wood commits to Texas A&M Texas A&M Arizona grad transfer TE Trevor Wood commits to Texas A&M , Senior Content Editor 3:55pm, February 28

After four years with Arizona, big 6-foot-5 tight end Trevor Wood is moving on as a graduate transfer, and it…

Grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew joins Alabama Alabama Grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew joins Alabama , Content Editor 1:55pm, February 28

Gardner Minshew, a graduate transfer from East Carolina, has committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide. This move was…

Grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew expected to join Alabama Alabama Grad transfer QB Gardner Minshew expected to join Alabama , Senior Content Editor 12:21pm, February 28

East Carolina's Gardner Minshew is one of the top graduate transfer quarterbacks on the market, and it appears that Minshew…

Former Alabama standout Ryan Anderson rips the NCAA Alabama Former Alabama standout Ryan Anderson rips the NCAA , Content Editor 11:36am, February 28

Former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Ryan Anderson, who is now in the NFL, is not a huge fan of the…

Report: Tennessee finally plans to remove Butch Jones from jumbotron Tennessee Report: Tennessee finally plans to remove Butch Jones from jumbotron , Content Editor 11:17am, February 28

Butch Jones' picture is reportedly coming off the back of the Neyland Stadium jumbotron. Sources told WVLT's Chynna Greene that…

Former Alabama standout Ryan Anderson rips the NCAA Alabama Former Alabama standout Ryan Anderson rips the NCAA , Content Editor 11:36am, February 28

Former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Ryan Anderson, who is now in the NFL, is not a huge fan of the…

Four-star DE Justin Eboigbe names programs recruiting him hardest Florida Four-star DE Justin Eboigbe names programs recruiting him hardest , Associate Content Editor 3:44pm, February 19

Four-star defensive end Justin Eboigbe now has over 20 offers from schools and he just visited with the Clemson Tigers…

SMU has more NFL players than a bunch of Big 12 schools College Football SMU has more NFL players than a bunch of Big 12 schools , 11:17am, September 9

No team from the Big 12 has won a national championship in football since Texas in 2005. Since the playoff…

Former NFL standout on Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers tenure: “(He) didn’t know what he was doing” College Football Former NFL standout on Jim Harbaugh’s 49ers tenure: “(He) didn’t know what he was doing” , Editor 10:58am, May 26

Jim Harbaugh has his set of supporters and detractors, which isn't surprising when you're as focused, drive and combative as…

Tom Izzo won't comment on another scandal brewing at Michigan State Big Ten Tom Izzo won't comment on another scandal brewing at Michigan State , Content Editor 10:46am, February 18

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo will not comment on yet another scandal brewing on the university's campus. For those…

Jadeveon Clowney could reportedly get contract worth over $100 million NFL News Jadeveon Clowney could reportedly get contract worth over $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…

Harlon Barnett left MSU despite Spartans stepping up financially Florida State Harlon Barnett left MSU despite Spartans stepping up financially , FanBuzz Writer 11:00am, January 14

Harlon Barnett made a huge move for himself this past week by skipping town on the Michigan State Spartans and…

Report: Butch Jones in talks to join Alabama's staff Alabama Report: Butch Jones in talks to join Alabama's staff , Content Editor 10:20am, February 27

Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones is reportedly in talks to join Alabama's staff as an offensive analyst in an off-the-field…

Four-star WR Jamario Holley commits to South Carolina South Carolina Four-star WR Jamario Holley commits to South Carolina , Associate Content Editor 2:16pm, February 2

South Carolina has plenty of talent in the state and it's been Will Muschamp's job to keep it there. He…

Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham underwent shoulder surgery Auburn Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham underwent shoulder surgery , Associate Content Editor 4:56pm, January 25

Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham had the opportunity to go pro after this season, but decided to stick around with the…

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…

Four-star safety CJ Avery drops top five list of schools Clemson Four-star safety CJ Avery drops top five list of schools 1:53pm, July 29

A four-star safety is getting closer to making a decision. On Friday afternoon, four-star safety CJ Avery (6-foot-1, 196 pounds,…

Quincy Wilson and Teez Tabor combine for pick-sixes in first half against Mizzou Florida Quincy Wilson and Teez Tabor combine for pick-sixes in first half against Mizzou , Associate Content Editor 5:05pm, October 15

Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson were looking for revenge on Missouri after they ruined Homecoming in 2014 and they certainly…

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…

Tim Tebow rushing touchdown in preseason game with Philadelphia Eagles Florida Tim Tebow rushing touchdown in preseason game with Philadelphia Eagles 5:10pm, August 16

Tim Tebow made his preseason debut as a Philadelphia Eagle on Sunday afternoon, and with it Tebow Mania got in…

Four-star OLB De'Gabriel Floyd drops top 7 schools list College Football Four-star OLB De'Gabriel Floyd drops top 7 schools list , Associate Content Editor 11:03am, March 3

Four-star outside linebacker De'Gabriel Floyd is a hot commodity on the recruiting trail right now as he has 25 Division-I…

Marcus Lattimore will reportedly return South Carolina on their staff South Carolina Marcus Lattimore will reportedly return South Carolina on their staff , Associate Content Editor 12:51pm, January 11

Former South Carolina running and first-team All-SEC performer Marcus Lattimore was going to re-join his alma mater's coaching staff a…

Texas A&M Board of Regents member slams Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M Texas A&M Board of Regents member slams Kevin Sumlin , Senior Content Editor 9:11am, September 4

It only took one game for Kevin Sumlin's hot seat to heat up. His Texas A&M Aggies blew a 34-point…