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The West Maui Mountains are now CCBM territory.

I_medium Auburn announced Tuesday that it has sold all 31,000 of its tickets for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.

Get it done, Cards fans. Four-pack tickets are now available.

I_medium The Miami Dolphins announced today that they have signed Kai De La Cruz.

I_medium DeVante Parker's agent says the former Card is now rolling in endorsement deals.

"I don't think anybody came close to the number of deals we got," said his Cincinnati-based agent, Jimmy Gould. "I don't know that for certain, but I've checked around."

Gould makes his primary business in private equity and investment -- notably, he helped Buil-A-Bear Workshop go public as a board member -- but has also represented about 100 players over the last 20 years. Recently, Gould has served fewer clients, concentrating on "special" players like Parker.

The first deal -- a four-year, "very significant" one from adidas -- got Parker started. He then worked with trading card companies Topps, Upper Deck, Leaf and Panini. The Ballard High School graduate also endorsed Bose, plus Procter & Gamble brands Tide, Gillette, Pantene and Olay.

"Those are pretty significant for a young guy, and I think people really liked him," Gould said. "He's quiet, so first we had to deal with, well, why's he so quiet? That's just the way he is. I think corporate America wants people who they can rely upon and trust because there's frankly been a lot of issues out there.

"He showed up at every event, which, during the draft is hard to do because your mind is on the draft -- nothing else."

I_medium Josh Harvey-Clemons gets an honorable mention nod in Sports on Earth's rankings of the best defensive backs in college football.

I_medium Here's this week's Endzone to Endzone feature, starring o-line coach Chris Klenakis.

I_medium Bleacher Report looks back at the 2011 recruiting class in college football and says (video) Louisville's was the second-best in the country behind only Florida State.

I_medium Pat Narduzzi and Dana Holgorsen are going at each other's (virtual) throats.

I_medium After 2013, Herbie is never going to say Louisville doesn't at least have a shot in a game ever again.

I_medium There are less than 100 tickets available for the U of L fan party in Atlanta on the Friday night before the game. You can scoop up a pair for yourself here.

I_medium Our own Russell Steinberg joined the new BBN dating site to see what all the fuss is about.

I_medium Manute Bol's 15-year-old son is generating a lot of buzz this week, and for good reason.

Bring the Famous Bol to the Bucket?

I_medium Louisville has offered four-star shooting guard Andrew Jones, one of the breakout stars of the July evaluation period.

I_medium Congratulations to U of L soccer standout Andrew Brody on being one of 28 players called into the U-23 college camp in California. The training camp will allow the coaching staff to scout a new crop of collegiate players as the team continues preparations ahead of October qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

I_medium Teddy Bridgewater told Pete Prisco of CBS that Amari Cooper was the No. 4 target on their high school team, and that Eli Rogers was No. 1.

I_medium The Juice Online (Syracuse) previews Louisville and then predicts that the Cards will take care of business against the Orange when the time comes.

PREDICTION: The Cardinals held Syracuse to just 245 yards and six points last season, and finished with the 24th best defense in the nation at 21.8 points allowed per game. Though seven starters are gone from that unit, Petrino returns an experienced linebacker core and defensive front. LOUISVILLE 28, SYRACUSE 10.

I_medium Via ESPN's David Hale, Brandon Radcliff scored on 6 of his 12 carries in "goal-to-go" situations last season, the best percentage of any returning running back in the ACC.

I_medium I enjoy reading this tweet.

I_medium The folks over at CN2 chat with future Cardinal QB Jawon Pass.

I_medium Speaking of Pass, he's not going to stop using popular emojis just because you say he should.

I_medium Maverick Rowan appears to be leaning towards NC State now, but if you listened to our radio show yesterday, you already knew that.

I_medium All right, it's time to continue the annual CC summer tradition of dishing out college advice for incoming freshmen and returning students alike (don't bellyflop into the baby pool...I could not be more serious).

Today's lesson is about disagreements, something that's bound to happen as you find yourself interacting with all sorts of people from different backgrounds and upbringings. A trick that I figured out early on and utilized throughout my college career was that when anyone contradicted me, however slightly, I would throw my hands up in the air, scream "YOU'LL NEVER GET ME" and then walk away from the situation. When or if you return to the scene of the crime is completely up to you, but when you're around that person or those people again, they'll know who's in charge.

Follow Card Chronicle all summer long to have your mind, body and spirit as prepared as they can possibly be to attack the fall semester starting in just a few weeks.

I_medium Devonte Fields makes ESPN's All-ACC Breakout Team on defense.

LB -- Devonte Fields, Louisville

If Fields had been officially on Louisville's roster as of voting time, he surely would've earned some attention in the preseason balloting. The former TCU star steps into Lorenzo Mauldin's role at outside linebacker, and he's got a chance to become one of the ACC's top pass rushers. He'll be a crucial cog in a new-look Louisville D.

I_medium Kevin Scarbinsky of AL.com looks at what the ripple effect could be if Devonte Fields helps Louisville upset Auburn on Sept. 5.

I_medium And finally, John Ramsey and I are back on the air from 3-6 today on 93.9 The Ville discussing the latest recruiting news, the U of L wide receiving corps, and why Royal Line Pizza didn't make it in Louisville.