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.

Heisman Voters Robbed Tua Tagovailoa Because of One Game Alabama Heisman Voters Robbed Tua Tagovailoa Because of One Game , Auburn University for The League, 12:17pm, December 11

When the announcement came on Saturday night that Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy, one has to wonder…

The Florida Gators Next Elite Recruit is Actually This Kid’s Dad College Football The Florida Gators Next Elite Recruit is Actually This Kid’s Dad , 10:51am, December 11

When head coach Dan Mullen came to the University of Florida, he came with intentions to dominate the state and…

Uh Oh! This Porcupine Thinks an Orange Bowl Team is in Big Trouble Alabama Uh Oh! This Porcupine Thinks an Orange Bowl Team is in Big Trouble , 10:46am, December 11

In less than three weeks, all of this will be settled on the gridiron. The 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl…

K-State Picks Chris Klieman to Replace the Legendary Bill Snyder College Football K-State Picks Chris Klieman to Replace the Legendary Bill Snyder , 6:00am, December 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday…

ESPN’s Annoying College Football Anthem Will Have a Fitting Sendoff College Football ESPN’s Annoying College Football Anthem Will Have a Fitting Sendoff , 5:46pm, December 10

Please don’t say you didn’t see this coming because everyone was warned back in July. ESPN had its new anthem…

Kyler Murray’s Homophobic Tweets Prove Any Moment Can (And Will) Be Spoiled Big 12 Kyler Murray’s Homophobic Tweets Prove Any Moment Can (And Will) Be Spoiled , 5:09pm, December 10

Saturday night was supposed to be a night to honor the accomplishments of three of the top players in college…

Florida Basketball Gets Surprised with a Fully-Padded Student Section College Basketball Florida Basketball Gets Surprised with a Fully-Padded Student Section , 3:07pm, December 10

One of the best memories for a college sports fan is sitting in the student section. Every school lays claim…

Where Could Auburn Find Its Next Starting Quarterback? Auburn Where Could Auburn Find Its Next Starting Quarterback? , Auburn University for The League, 2:07pm, December 10

Now that head coach Gus Malzahn has lost quarterback Jarrett Stidham to the NFL, plus Kelly Bryant decided to transfer to Missouri, where should…

The 5 Kentucky Games That Sparked Anthony Davis’ Rise to Stardom College Basketball The 5 Kentucky Games That Sparked Anthony Davis’ Rise to Stardom , 1:24pm, December 10

Standing inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Anthony Davis used his 7-foot-6 wingspan to hug the national championship trophy as tight as…

11 SEC Standouts Highlight the 2018 AP All-American Teams College Football 11 SEC Standouts Highlight the 2018 AP All-American Teams , 1:00pm, December 10

The College Football Playoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high…

Nation’s Top Safety Recruit Flips from Michigan to Alabama Alabama Nation’s Top Safety Recruit Flips from Michigan to Alabama , 12:39pm, December 10

It's not like we're ever surprised to hear when the Alabama Crimson Tide, home of some of the best players…

This SEC Stadium Was Somehow Voted as College Football’s Worst College Football This SEC Stadium Was Somehow Voted as College Football’s Worst , 11:34am, December 10

Throughout college football, there are heated rivalries, one-of-a-kind traditions, and even some university presidents taking beer bongs in the parking…

Florida, UCF Want to Play Each Other, And Here’s Why It Might Happen Soon College Football Florida, UCF Want to Play Each Other, And Here’s Why It Might Happen Soon , University of Florida for The League 10:14am, December 10

What happens when one of the nation’s biggest up-and-coming football programs resides just two hours down the road from one…

Willie Taggart, Florida State Need to Focus on Holding #Tribe19 Together ACC Willie Taggart, Florida State Need to Focus on Holding #Tribe19 Together , Florida State University for The League, 10:00pm, December 9

After failing to appear in a bowl game after this season, recruiting for the Florida State football team and Willie…

Admiral Schofield’s Monster Game Helps Tennessee Beat No. 1 Gonzaga College Basketball Admiral Schofield’s Monster Game Helps Tennessee Beat No. 1 Gonzaga , 5:48pm, December 9

PHOENIX (AP) — Admiral Schofield hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and scored 25 of his 30 points in…

Have You Ever Seen Someone Dribble a Football Like This? College Football Have You Ever Seen Someone Dribble a Football Like This? , 12:52pm, December 9

Before North Dakota State senior quarterback Easton Stick gashed the Colgate Raiders, where he completed 14 of 19 passes for…

Seton Hall Survives Dramatic Finish to Shock No. 9 Kentucky College Basketball Seton Hall Survives Dramatic Finish to Shock No. 9 Kentucky , 11:47am, December 9

NEW YORK (AP) — Keldon Johnson caught the ball near center court and heaved in a prayer of a shot…

Bryce Brown’s Career-High Leads No. 8 Auburn to Eighth Win Auburn Bryce Brown’s Career-High Leads No. 8 Auburn to Eighth Win , 11:16am, December 9

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Brown didn't want to take all the credit for his flurry of 3-pointers to end…

State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bring Back Historic Texas Rivalry Game College Football State Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Bring Back Historic Texas Rivalry Game , 7:39pm, November 27

College football rivalries are the staple of every program's schedule. That goes especially true with in-state rivalries, like Florida-Florida State, who cap…

Florida State Hoops is on the Verge of Making Program History ACC Florida State Hoops is on the Verge of Making Program History , Florida State University for The League, 10:26am, December 14

The Florida State men's basketball team is looking to match the program's best non-conference record since joining a conference in…

Auburn Hired a Great OC, But Gus Malzahn’s Ego is Still in the Way Auburn Auburn Hired a Great OC, But Gus Malzahn’s Ego is Still in the Way , Auburn University for The League, 3:19pm, December 11

The Auburn Tigers got their man, so to speak, when they hired former Memphis Tigers offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham to…

You’re in Luck, Ladies: Kliff Kingsbury’s USC Bio Confirms He’s Single College Football You’re in Luck, Ladies: Kliff Kingsbury’s USC Bio Confirms He’s Single , 2:46pm, December 7

There are three almost-certain things in college football these days: The Alabama Crimson Tide will be in the College Football…

Is Alabama’s Dynasty Really Ruining College Football? Alabama Is Alabama’s Dynasty Really Ruining College Football? , Auburn University for The League, 6:07pm, November 7

After the Alabama Crimson Tide’s dismantling of the LSU Tigers, 29-0, there were two things college football fans talked about…

Hugh Freeze, Former Ole Miss Coach, Embraces Second Chance at New Job College Football Hugh Freeze, Former Ole Miss Coach, Embraces Second Chance at New Job , 5:47pm, December 7

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Hugh Freeze has enjoyed the highs of football, such as winning the Sugar Bowl and beating…

The SEC’s Most Important Rivalry Now Has a Hype Video to Back it Up College Football The SEC’s Most Important Rivalry Now Has a Hype Video to Back it Up , 3:36pm, December 6

It's not hard to find heated college football rivalries all across the country. Whether in-state bragging rights are on the…

Every Aggies Team Will Honor President George H.W. Bush With Tribute Patches College Football Every Aggies Team Will Honor President George H.W. Bush With Tribute Patches , 2:42pm, December 4

From now on, and for the remainder of the school year, there will be something new on a part of…

College Football Has a Serious Bowl Game Problem Right Now College Football College Football Has a Serious Bowl Game Problem Right Now , 3:43pm, December 12

In a few short days, college football’s bowl season will be alive and well. It will be two weeks of…

Jarrett Stidham Made the Right Decision Leaving Auburn Auburn Jarrett Stidham Made the Right Decision Leaving Auburn , Auburn University for The League, 4:08pm, December 7

At the beginning of the week, Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn was in pretty good shape. Despite what happened…

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Made More Money Than These Pro Athletes in 2018 Big 12 Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray Made More Money Than These Pro Athletes in 2018 , 11:31am, December 7

The Oklahoma Sooners faced a problem not many college football programs had to worry about in 2018. One of their…

Does Will Grier Win Florida a National Championship if He Never Transfers? Florida Does Will Grier Win Florida a National Championship if He Never Transfers? , University of Florida for The League 4:32pm, November 5

What do Cam Newton, Jacoby Brissett, and Jeff Driskel all have in common? Each of those quarterbacks were all once…

Will Wade’s Relentless Recruiting Continues to Pay Off for LSU College Basketball Will Wade’s Relentless Recruiting Continues to Pay Off for LSU , Louisiana State University for The League, 1:38pm, November 20

The LSU Tigers men's basketball team received national letters of intent from a pair of recruits to kick-off college basketball's…

Where Could Auburn Find Its Next Starting Quarterback? Auburn Where Could Auburn Find Its Next Starting Quarterback? , Auburn University for The League, 2:07pm, December 10

Now that head coach Gus Malzahn has lost quarterback Jarrett Stidham to the NFL, plus Kelly Bryant decided to transfer to Missouri, where should…

Georgia Asked SEC Fans to Support Them Against Alabama. It Backfired. College Football Georgia Asked SEC Fans to Support Them Against Alabama. It Backfired. , Auburn University for The League, 6:19pm, December 7

I’ve seen quite a few strange things on social media, but this has to be an all-timer for Twitter. The…

3 Reasons Tua Tagovailoa’s Heisman Loss Makes Alabama Even Scarier Alabama 3 Reasons Tua Tagovailoa’s Heisman Loss Makes Alabama Even Scarier , 3:19pm, December 12

As Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray walked on stage in New York City to claim the Heisman Trophy, many college football…

5 Reasons Why the CFP Committee Did the Right Thing Picking OU College Football 5 Reasons Why the CFP Committee Did the Right Thing Picking OU , Auburn University for The League, 3:07pm, December 7

It has been almost a week, and Georgia Bulldogs fans are still fuming that they didn’t get into the College…

SEC Championship Rewind: Freddie Milons Runs Crimson Tide to 1999 Title Alabama SEC Championship Rewind: Freddie Milons Runs Crimson Tide to 1999 Title , 6:25pm, November 27

There aren't many conferences as competitive from top to bottom in college football than the Southeastern Conference. Heading into the…