Wisconsin Badgers news, 7/11: Corey Clement, Big Ten media days, Sam Dekker, Josh Gasser, more

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Corey Clement acknowledged as a future star, Sam Dekker draws hype of his own and Big Ten media days attendees are announced.

Football

Wisconsin fans know how good the players are, but it's also nice to have reassurance from the national perspective. The belief in Corey Clement's potential was solidified by ESPN.com's Tom Luginbill, tabbing the running back as No. 5 among the top 10 college football future stars (Insider).

Realistically speaking, is Gary Andersen and his staff on the verge of having the program burst onto the national stage? Travis Haney definitely thinks so.

"The central question is recruiting...Andersen admitted to me that it's been something he and his staff have had to adjust to...Still, they found and developed talent in Logan, Utah, so it stands to reason they'll be able to succeed with the additional resources and support offered at Wisconsin."

Melvin Gordon, Rob Havenstein and Warren Herring will represent UW at the Big Ten media days.

Friends don't let friends vote for Ohio State, and you can take down the Buckeyes by voting for Jump Around.

Basketball

Twitter essentially exploded about Sam Dekker's play Thursday at LeBron James' Skills Academy, or so it seemed. Anyway, Mike has all you need to know about the swingman's performance, including covering James himself. Dekker talks with Bleacher Report's Jason King about his growth spurt and what he's working on to improve his game heading into next season.

Josh Gasser battled with a hernia injury for a good portion of last year's season, but, of course, he went about his business as usual.

Newsflash: Bo Ryan and the boys are going to be a real treat next season, and ESPN's rankings don't necessarily paint the clearest picture of this. While they were looked at as one of the best passing teams for 2014-15, the Badgers' rebounding efforts were on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Hockey

Former skater Tom Gilbert's two-year, $5.6 million deal with the Montreal Canadiens was one of the best of the NHL offseason (Insider).

Get a sense of how Hilary Knight perfected her body in anticipation of her photo shoot for ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue.

Quick hitter

Former Badgers offensive lineman Mark Tauscher is a part of the group that is buying the Madison-area newspaper Isthmus.

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