FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, file photo, Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck enters the stadium with the team prior to the start of an NCAA college football game against Purdue, in Minneapolis. Fleck spoke for many coaches nationwide in December 2020, when he noted he still hadn’t shaken the hands of about half the prospects who were about to sign with his program. Those days finally are coming to an end. The NCAA has lifted the recruiting dead period that has been in place since March 13, 2020, due to the pandemic. The NCAA returns to its usual recruiting calendar Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)

End of recruiting pause has football programs catching up

James Madison quarterback Cole Johnson (12) is sacked by Sam Houston State linebacker Ysidro Mascorro (50) during the fourth quarter of a semifinal game in the NCAA college football FCS playoffs, Saturday, May 8, 2021, in Huntsville, Texas. Sam Houston came from behind to edge James Madison 38-35, for a berth in the FCS national championship game. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2009, file photo, Big East commissioner John Marinatto speaks at a news conference in New York. Marinatto, who was commissioner of the Big East during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, had died. He was 64. Providence College, Marinatto's alma mater and the school where he began a long career in college sports, said he died Saturday, June 12, 2021. A cause of death was not immediately released. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

John Marinatto, ran Big East in time of tumult, dies at 64

John Marinatto, the Big East commissioner during a tumultuous period of conference realignment across college sports, has died. He was 64.

FILE - Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer (4) looks to pass against Arizona in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., in this Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, file photo. Noyer has entered the transfer portal for a second time to close a career in Boulder that included three head coaches and a brief switch to safety. Noyer led the Buffaloes to a 4-2 record last season under first-year Colorado coach Karl Dorrell and a berth in the Alamo Bowl.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

QB Sam Noyer heads to Oregon State for final season

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Former Colorado quarterback Sam Noyer will use his final year of eligibility at Oregon State.

FILE - Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, left, jokes with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, right, as they pose with the College Football Championship trophy during a news conference ahead for the College Football playoffs in Atlanta, in this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, file photo. The College Football Playoff would expand from four to 12 teams, with six spots reserved for the highest ranked conference champions, under a proposal that will be considered next week by the league commissioners who manage the postseason system. A 12-team playoff would also include six at-large selections and no limit on how many teams can come from any one conference, a person familiar with announcement told The Associated Press on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the CFP has not yet released details. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth.

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, University of Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin, left, smiles as he talks to Florida's new NCAA college football coach Dan Mullen after Mullen arrived at the airport in Gainesville, Fla. Florida’s athletic department had a $54.5 million shortfall during the 2020-21 fiscal year because of the coronavirus pandemic, significant financial losses the Gators were able to weather with a supplement from the Southeastern Conference and a sizeable reserve.  (AP Photo/Mark Long, File)

Florida recovering from $54.5M shortfall amid pandemic