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.

Willie Taggart finalizes first coaching staff at Florida State Florida State Willie Taggart finalizes first coaching staff at Florida State , Associate Content Editor 2:10pm, January 20

New Florida State head coach Willie Taggart has been on the road recruiting and has reportedly been landing assistant coaches.…

Four-star safety Jaylen McCollough names his top 7 schools Florida State Four-star safety Jaylen McCollough names his top 7 schools , Associate Content Editor 12:35pm, January 20

Four-star safety Jaylen McCollough has plenty of time until he has to make a commitment as he is a 2019…

Report: LSU assistant Tommie Robinson interviews for Browns position LSU Report: LSU assistant Tommie Robinson interviews for Browns position , Content Editor 11:54am, January 20

LSU assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Tommie Robinson interviewed for the running backs coaching job with…

ESPN College GameDay is going to WVU-Kentucky for its second show Big 12 ESPN College GameDay is going to WVU-Kentucky for its second show , Associate Content Editor 11:48am, January 20

ESPN's College GameDay is in Lexington for this week for the Florida-Kentucky game and they've officially announced the destination for…

Mississippi State's DJ Looney joining Billy Napier at Louisiana SEC Mississippi State's DJ Looney joining Billy Napier at Louisiana , Associate Content Editor 11:07am, January 20

Former Alabama receivers coach Billy Napier is now at Louisiana and it looks like he is bringing at least one…

Tee Martin seemingly takes jab at Vols after USC extension Pac-12 Tee Martin seemingly takes jab at Vols after USC extension , Content Editor 11:03am, January 20

Former Tennessee quarterback and current USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin may have taken a jab at his alma matter following…

WSSU football player Najee Ali Baker murdered on Wake Forest campus College Football WSSU football player Najee Ali Baker murdered on Wake Forest campus , Content Editor 10:42am, January 20

Winston-Salem State football player Najee Ali Baker, 21, was shot and killed at an event on the Wake Forest University…

Tee Martin, USC reportedly agree to multi-year extension Pac-12 Tee Martin, USC reportedly agree to multi-year extension , Content Editor 8:28pm, January 19

USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin has reportedly agreed to a multi-year contract extension, according to Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman. Martin…

Alabama reportedly interviewed father of Patrick Surtain Jr. for OC Alabama Alabama reportedly interviewed father of Patrick Surtain Jr. for OC , Associate Content Editor 7:18pm, January 19

Alabama has filled its offensive coordinator position with the promotion of Mike Locksley, but the school reportedly interviewed quite the…

DeAngelo Gibbs reportedly not enrolled in classes at Georgia Georgia DeAngelo Gibbs reportedly not enrolled in classes at Georgia , FanBuzz Writer 7:12pm, January 19

It was big news when five-star defensive back DeAngelo Gibbs committed to play for Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs.…

Four-star WR Jordan Young commits to Tennessee Tennessee Four-star WR Jordan Young commits to Tennessee , Content Editor 4:55pm, January 19

Four-star wide receiver Jordan Young (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) announced his commitment to Tennessee on Friday via Twitter. The Vols offered…

Lovie Smith hiring Rod Smith away from Arizona Big Ten Lovie Smith hiring Rod Smith away from Arizona , Associate Content Editor 4:25pm, January 19

Illinois head coach Lovie Smith was not in a very good Christmas spirit as he fired his offensive coordinator just…

CBS analyst thinks one hire would make Alabama "incredibly dangerous" Alabama CBS analyst thinks one hire would make Alabama "incredibly dangerous" , FanBuzz Writer 4:17pm, January 19

The Alabama Crimson Tide are a dynasty and there's no doubting that fact, but one analyst, CBS Sports' Barrett Sallee,…

Arkansas OG Zach Rogers is ending his football career Arkansas Arkansas OG Zach Rogers is ending his football career , Associate Content Editor 3:30pm, January 19

Former four-star and current Arkansas offensive guard Zach Rogers has reportedly decided to end his football career. He has another…

Four-star DT Tyler Friday announces his commitment Ohio State Four-star DT Tyler Friday announces his commitment , Senior Content Editor 2:36pm, January 19

Four-star defensive tackle Tyler Friday (6-foot-3, 263 pounds, Ramsey, NJ) definitely chose the right day of the week to make…

Gus Malzahn’s extension ‘definitely not’ fully guaranteed Auburn Gus Malzahn’s extension ‘definitely not’ fully guaranteed , Content Editor 2:02pm, January 19

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has a new seven-year, $49 million contract extension in the works, but it's "definitely not" fully…

5-star Arjei Henderson names his five official visits for the spring Big 12 5-star Arjei Henderson names his five official visits for the spring , FanBuzz Writer 1:17pm, January 19

Arjei Henderson is one of the best players in the Class of 2019 and, by proxy, one of the top…

Louisville DC Peter Sirmon has resigned, effective immediately ACC Louisville DC Peter Sirmon has resigned, effective immediately , Content Editor 1:11pm, January 19

Louisville defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Peter Sirmon has resigned, as initially reported by Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman and…

Four-star safety Jaylen McCollough names his top 7 schools Florida State Four-star safety Jaylen McCollough names his top 7 schools , Associate Content Editor 12:35pm, January 20

Four-star safety Jaylen McCollough has plenty of time until he has to make a commitment as he is a 2019…

Clemson's Zerrick Cooper announces intention to transfer Clemson Clemson's Zerrick Cooper announces intention to transfer , Senior Content Editor 11:41am, January 19

Clemson backup quarterback Zerrick Cooper is transferring out of the program. The program officially announced Cooper's intention to transfer on…

DeAngelo Gibbs reportedly not enrolled in classes at Georgia Georgia DeAngelo Gibbs reportedly not enrolled in classes at Georgia , FanBuzz Writer 7:12pm, January 19

It was big news when five-star defensive back DeAngelo Gibbs committed to play for Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs.…

Clemson takes the No. 1 spot in ESPN's 2018 power rankings Clemson Clemson takes the No. 1 spot in ESPN's 2018 power rankings , Senior Content Editor 11:47am, January 17

Alabama won the 2017 national championship by defeating Georgia in the College Football Playoff finals. The victory also led to…

Report: LSU assistant Tommie Robinson interviews for Browns position LSU Report: LSU assistant Tommie Robinson interviews for Browns position , Content Editor 11:54am, January 20

LSU assistant head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Tommie Robinson interviewed for the running backs coaching job with…

WSSU football player Najee Ali Baker murdered on Wake Forest campus College Football WSSU football player Najee Ali Baker murdered on Wake Forest campus , Content Editor 10:42am, January 20

Winston-Salem State football player Najee Ali Baker, 21, was shot and killed at an event on the Wake Forest University…

Jauan Jennings confirms reinstatement to Tennessee football team Tennessee Jauan Jennings confirms reinstatement to Tennessee football team , Content Editor 7:50pm, January 18

Dismissed wide receiver Jauan Jennings confirmed that he's been reinstated to the Tennessee football team in an Instagram post on…

Alabama has reportedly found its new OC in Mike Locksley Alabama Alabama has reportedly found its new OC in Mike Locksley , Content Editor 10:47am, January 18

The Alabama Crimson Tide reportedly have a new offensive coordinator, and head coach Nick Saban didn't even need to look…

Kevin Sumlin reportedly hiring Jeremy Springer away from Kansas Pac-12 Kevin Sumlin reportedly hiring Jeremy Springer away from Kansas , Associate Content Editor 4:46pm, January 20

Kevin Sumlin is trying to get his staff together at Arizona and it looks like he's bringing in one guy…

Willie Taggart finalizes first coaching staff at Florida State Florida State Willie Taggart finalizes first coaching staff at Florida State , Associate Content Editor 2:10pm, January 20

New Florida State head coach Willie Taggart has been on the road recruiting and has reportedly been landing assistant coaches.…

Four-star WR Jordan Young commits to Tennessee Tennessee Four-star WR Jordan Young commits to Tennessee , Content Editor 4:55pm, January 19

Four-star wide receiver Jordan Young (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) announced his commitment to Tennessee on Friday via Twitter. The Vols offered…

Gus Malzahn’s extension ‘definitely not’ fully guaranteed Auburn Gus Malzahn’s extension ‘definitely not’ fully guaranteed , Content Editor 2:02pm, January 19

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has a new seven-year, $49 million contract extension in the works, but it's "definitely not" fully…

Mississippi State's DJ Looney joining Billy Napier at Louisiana SEC Mississippi State's DJ Looney joining Billy Napier at Louisiana , Associate Content Editor 11:07am, January 20

Former Alabama receivers coach Billy Napier is now at Louisiana and it looks like he is bringing at least one…

Major hurdles standing between Hugh Freeze joining Alabama Alabama Major hurdles standing between Hugh Freeze joining Alabama , Content Editor 1:44pm, January 17

According to reports, Nick Saban would like Hugh Freeze to join the Alabama Crimson Tide staff, but two major hurdles…

Alabama's new offensive coordinator reportedly spurned another offer Alabama Alabama's new offensive coordinator reportedly spurned another offer , FanBuzz Writer 10:54am, January 19

Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have not had much trouble sustaining success in recent years and that, of…

DeSean Jackson offers unsolicited advice to Jameis Winston Florida State DeSean Jackson offers unsolicited advice to Jameis Winston , Content Editor 4:43pm, January 18

According to Jameis Winston's Tampa Bay Buccaneers teammate DeSean Jackson, the gunslinger needs to stop trying to “impress the world,”…

Kevin Sumlin highest-paid coach in college football for next season Alabama Kevin Sumlin highest-paid coach in college football for next season , Content Editor 5:31pm, January 16

Kevin Sumlin has a new job and it will apparently make him the highest-paid coach in college football history. Sumlin,…

Report: FCS grad transfer QB Alex Thomson receiving interest from Vols Tennessee Report: FCS grad transfer QB Alex Thomson receiving interest from Vols , Content Editor 12:21pm, January 17

In the wake of former starter Quinten Dormady's decision to transfer away from the program, Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton…