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 Baylor assistant Jeff Lebby hired by UCF College Football Former Baylor assistant Jeff Lebby hired by UCF , Content Editor 12:23pm, December 25

UCF has hired former Baylor assistant Jeff Lebby, the son-in-law of disgraced former head coach Art Briles, who was on…

No. 12 UCF stuns No. 7 Auburn in Peach Bowl upset College Football No. 12 UCF stuns No. 7 Auburn in Peach Bowl upset , Senior Content Editor 4:37pm, January 1

In Scott Frost's final game as head coach before he jumps to Nebraska, No. 12 UCF football has arrived. After…

Saban details plan to decide Tide QB Alabama Saban details plan to decide Tide QB 11:37pm, August 14

Nick Saban went on ESPN's SportsCenter to discuss how the Crimson Tide are progressing toward the 2015 season. Saban was…

Former Clemson WR puts a killer move on CB D'Angelo Hall Clemson Former Clemson WR puts a killer move on CB D'Angelo Hall , Associate Content Editor 3:33pm, August 12

The Houston Texans and Washington Redskins were in a joint practice, which was filmed on HBO's show "Hard Knocks." You…

A Clemson recruit flipped to Georgia, and a Tigers coach did the most petty thing imaginable Georgia A Clemson recruit flipped to Georgia, and a Tigers coach did the most petty thing imaginable 11:19am, August 11

When a high schooler verbally commits to a school, that fan base is expecting him to enroll. That's it. But…

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…

Butch Jones, Bielema and Rich Rod reportedly at Alabama's Pro Day Alabama Butch Jones, Bielema and Rich Rod reportedly at Alabama's Pro Day , Senior Content Editor 9:49pm, March 7

NFL scouts and coaches weren't the only ones in attendance at Alabama's Pro Day on Wednesday. Among those at the…

Ole Miss WR Tre Nixon transferring back home to UCF College Football Ole Miss WR Tre Nixon transferring back home to UCF , Senior Content Editor 12:46pm, January 7

The exodus from Ole Miss continues, as four-star wide receiver Tre Nixon announced on Sunday morning that he would be…

Auburn gets shafted by refs early in the Peach Bowl as they took away a potential touchdown Auburn Auburn gets shafted by refs early in the Peach Bowl as they took away a potential touchdown , Associate Content Editor 1:14pm, January 1

Auburn and UCF are playing a pretty physical and low-scoring game so far in the Peach Bowl. The Tigers should…

The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way Tennessee The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way , 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…

Florida State DE Josh Sweat says he almost lost his leg in high school Florida State Florida State DE Josh Sweat says he almost lost his leg in high school 10:35am, August 19

Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat has a story that most people probably don't have. According to 247Sports, the sophomore…

UCLA gets commitment from four-star DT Tyler Manoa Pac-12 UCLA gets commitment from four-star DT Tyler Manoa , Associate Content Editor 6:13pm, February 3

Four-star defensive tackle Tyler Manoa has officially made his commitment just days before National Signing Day on Wednesday. He took…

ESPN releases new 2018 preseason Top 25 after National Signing Day College Football ESPN releases new 2018 preseason Top 25 after National Signing Day , Senior Content Editor 10:52am, February 13

National Signing Day for 2018 has come and gone, and with that, ESPN has provided an update to their "way-too-early"…

Jameis Winston was tired of ESPN’s coverage of him, and got revenge on draft night in a very clever way Florida State Jameis Winston was tired of ESPN’s coverage of him, and got revenge on draft night in a very clever way 11:24pm, August 11

Leading up to the draft, Jameis Winston and his camp had had it with what it considered unfair coverage by…

Five-star OT Darnell Wright says Bama, UNC, OSU recruiting the hardest Alabama Five-star OT Darnell Wright says Bama, UNC, OSU recruiting the hardest , Associate Content Editor 11:30am, February 19

Five-star offensive tackle Darnell Wright is going to have many suitors when it comes to his college recruitment as he's…

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…

USC grad transfer Roy Hemsley is headed to Arizona State Pac-12 USC grad transfer Roy Hemsley is headed to Arizona State , Associate Content Editor 3:13pm, March 2

Herm Edwards has not even coached his first collegiate game at Arizona State, but has already been dealing with some…

ESPN's FPI rankings names Florida as its most improved team in 2018 Florida ESPN's FPI rankings names Florida as its most improved team in 2018 , Content Editor 3:13pm, February 17

Florida is expected to be the most improved team in college football, according to the ESPN FPI preseason rankings. The…