Wisconsin Badgers news, 7/1: Legends of Wisconsin Golf Classic highlights; worst UW draft picks

Harry How

Monday's Legends of Wisconsin Golf Classic sure seemed like a fun event. Check out some highlights below.

Football

Wisconsin's tight end unit as a whole has churned out five NFL players since 2004, which is tied for second in the country, trailing only Notre Dame. However, while the running back position is equally impressive at the next level, Wisconsin wasn't among the the 10 schools considered to be "Running Back U." UW did, however, receive a mention as one of "best of the rest."

Two former Badgers were hyped as one of the worst NFL Draft selections for their respective years: running back Ron Dayne in 2000, the 11th overall selection by the New York Giants, and Erasmus James in 2005, the 18th overall selection by the Minnesota Vikings.

Who might help out on the defensive line alongside Warren Herring? Fox Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple breaks down the prospects.

The Legends of Wisconsin Golf Classic was held yesterday at University Ridge and plenty of former and current players were in attendance.

Basketball

Nigel Hayes and Frank Kaminsky rocked the bucket hats to an absolute tee (no pun intended).

I can only imagine how great this conversation was.

Hockey

Goaltender Joel Rumpel and assistant coach Gary Shuchuck were the men's hockey representatives at the outing, and were also joined by Steve Alley, who scored the game-winning goal in the 1977 national championship game and is a member of the university's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Recruiting

The Badgers made the top-four list for a quarterback, though they might have to say goodbye to a cornerback prospect who was recently offered a scholarship from Oregon. Drew has all this and more in our latest recruiting notebook.

BuckAround presents the class of 2015 recruits and gives their past Badgers' comparison.

Quick hitters

Here's another goodbye to amateurism: USA Today reports that EA Sports will reward up to $20,000 per player for student-athlete likeness in the NCAA Football video games.

Let's give a B1G welcome to Rutgers and Maryland, who begin their time as members of the Big Ten conference today.

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