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.

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Makes More Money Than These Pro Athletes Big 12 Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Makes More Money Than These Pro Athletes , 12:12pm, July 17

The Oklahoma Sooners face a problem not many college programs have to worry about in 2018. One of their star…

Oklahoma’s Quarterback Race Is Closer Than You Think Big 12 Oklahoma’s Quarterback Race Is Closer Than You Think , 10:33am, July 17

For Oklahoma, replacing Baker Mayfield was never going to be easy. After all, he led the Sooners to the College…

Benny Snell Says He’s the Best Running Back in the SEC College Football Benny Snell Says He’s the Best Running Back in the SEC , 6:01pm, July 16

Alabama’s Damien Harris will get a lot of headlines with the defending national champions, and Georgia’s D’Andre Swift could have…

Aggies Players Had Some Intriguing Things to Say About Jimbo Fisher College Football Aggies Players Had Some Intriguing Things to Say About Jimbo Fisher , 5:20pm, July 16

Jimbo Fisher kicked off his first SEC Media Days with the word “howdy,” and the new Texas A&M head football…

Georgia Scores Big Transfer of Former Five-Star Wide Receiver College Football Georgia Scores Big Transfer of Former Five-Star Wide Receiver , 3:46pm, July 16

The Georgia Bulldogs already have the top-ranked recruiting class in the country coming in for the 2018 season. Now, they landed…

These 2018 SEC Media Guides Brought the Most Heat College Football These 2018 SEC Media Guides Brought the Most Heat , , 1:23pm, July 16

SEC Media Days are officially underway at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta and it’s about to be…

The 6 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Go Undefeated in 2018 Big Ten The 6 Reasons Why Ohio State Will Go Undefeated in 2018 , 5:01pm, July 13

The Ohio State Buckeyes did everything they were supposed to do to earn a College Football Playoff berth in 2017.…

The Top 7 Former Aggies Stars in the NFL College Football The Top 7 Former Aggies Stars in the NFL , 4:56pm, July 13

The hype around Texas A&M football is as good as it gets right now. A new era is set to…

OSU Football Fans Have a New Reason to Party This Season Big 12 OSU Football Fans Have a New Reason to Party This Season , 2:44pm, July 13

For those Oklahoma State fans worried the tailgating buzz will not last through an entire football game, the problem has…

Hooray! Paul Finebaum Won’t Be Missing SEC Media Days After All College Football Hooray! Paul Finebaum Won’t Be Missing SEC Media Days After All , 1:22pm, July 13

Paul Finebaum not attending SEC Media Days would be like peanut butter without the jelly or spaghetti without the meatballs.…

Is Your Favorite Player Attending 2018 SEC Media Days? Alabama Is Your Favorite Player Attending 2018 SEC Media Days? , 12:28pm, July 13

If the buzz for SEC football in 2018 isn’t already through the roof, it’s time to take it up another…

This Division I Defensive Lineman Squats A Ton (Literally) ACC This Division I Defensive Lineman Squats A Ton (Literally) , 10:44am, July 13

Summer college football is good for two things: season previews and max-out weightlifting videos. After pounding weights all spring, college…

Ranking the 10 Best ‘Uga’ Georgia Bulldogs of All Time College Football Ranking the 10 Best ‘Uga’ Georgia Bulldogs of All Time , 4:26pm, July 12

In 1956, Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler brought his bulldog to the Georgia football home opener. A member of the University…

The 10 Most Bizarre Mascots in College Sports College Baseball The 10 Most Bizarre Mascots in College Sports , 11:49am, July 12

There are plenty of reasons to pick the right college, but choosing a school because of its mascot probably isn't…

The SEC Mid-Summer Recruiting Update You’ve Been Waiting For College Football The SEC Mid-Summer Recruiting Update You’ve Been Waiting For , 2:56pm, July 11

After high school graduations, summer football recruiting hits a dead zone until the fall ramps up again. Players are reporting…

The First Look: 2018 College Football Media Days Primer ACC The First Look: 2018 College Football Media Days Primer , 2:10pm, July 11

The 2018 college football season is just around the corner. Well, it might not be that close, but at least…

Fan Interrupts Nick Saban’s Vacation with Hilarious Prank Call Alabama Fan Interrupts Nick Saban’s Vacation with Hilarious Prank Call , 6:30pm, July 10

Give it up for Nick Saban. The Alabama football head coach still supposedly takes phone calls when he’s on vacation.…

Alabama Loses Another Linebacker, This Time to ACL Tear Alabama Alabama Loses Another Linebacker, This Time to ACL Tear , 3:22pm, July 10

After dismissing VanDarius Cowan on Monday, Alabama football loses its second linebacker in two days. This time, it's due to an…

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…

Suddenly A&M’s two sure-fire QB candidates are looking over their shoulders at this guy College Football Suddenly A&M’s two sure-fire QB candidates are looking over their shoulders at this guy 2:04pm, August 12

To no fault of their own, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray have been in the headlines, have earned the accolades…

From red zone to combat zone, why former Bama RB back Glen Coffee traded the NFL for the Army Rangers Alabama From red zone to combat zone, why former Bama RB back Glen Coffee traded the NFL for the Army Rangers 1:48am, August 9

Glen Coffee was a very productive running back during his time at Alabama. A a junior, Coffee rushed for 1,501…

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.…

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,…

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 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…

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…

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…

The cost to suit up each LSU player on game day will shock you College Football The cost to suit up each LSU player on game day will shock you 7:10am, July 31

According to 225 Magazine's Matt Sigur, dressing each LSU player on game day isn't cheap. Sigur spoke with Tigers equipment…

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…

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…