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Michigan State Spartans news and views: July 14

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Miles Bridges could be part of the best 1-2 punch in college hoops next season.

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ESPN: Miles Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. of Michigan State among best combos in basketball - DFP
While Bridges and Nick Ward formed a pretty decent 1-2 combination last year, it's the pairing of Bridges with Jackson that has national media salivating at the mouth. ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf published his list of the best combos in college hoops. Medcalf doesn't specifically say Bridges and Jackson are No. 1, but they're at the top of the list.

Three Michigan State seniors to join Dantonio at Big Ten Media Days | MLive.com
The Big Ten Media Days will be July 24-25 in Chicago. Brian Allen, Chris Frey and Gerald Holmes will accompany Mark Dantonio and meet with the media to discuss the upcoming season.

Daily Debate: Which true freshman will make the biggest impact? - 247 Sports
The Spartans will need some true freshmen to be ready to go right away in 2017.

For Xavier Tillman, a timely reminder that he's not the biggest kid anymore | MLive.com
A brawny forward from Grand Rapids Christian, Tillman rarely saw any physical equals in high school basketball. "It's difficult -- difficult because they're the same size as me," said Tillman of facing college players.

MSU freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. shows glimpses of greatness in summer - DFP
The 6-foot-11 forward arrived at the Aim High gymnasium as a possible top-10 pick in next year’s NBA draft. On Tuesday night, he gave the packed house a glimpse of his varied skills.

4-star Michigan State commit Xavier Henderson will bring versatility to secondary | MLive.com
Henderson, a 2018 cornerback and safety, has been committed to Michigan State since last fall.

QB Dwan Mathis picks up Michigan State offer following decommitment from Iowa State | MLive.com
Mathis is a 2019 three-star quarterback from Oak Park High School.

Spartans buzzing as fans wait for Jaren Jackson Jr.'s summer debut - DFP
Jaren Jackson Jr. has yet to make his Moneyball debut, but his new Michigan State teammates are already buzzing about the talented big man.

Peach Jam: Emmitt Williams, Daniel Oturu standout - Scout
Several big-time recruits are having a good showing at the Nike Peach Jam.

AFC North Q&A: Who is on the hottest seat in the division? - NFL Nation- ESPN
ESPN's AFC North writers examine which player, coach or front-office executive is on the hottest seat in the division. Three out of the four writers agree

Who are the top 50 players the Texans will face?
The Texans play 13 different opponents in the 2017 season, including the defending World Champion New England Patriots, but two former Michigan State Spartans make up this list.

Brandon Williams goes international with his brilliant 'Carlton' dance moves
It wasn't his first or his last dance routine, but take a look at Ravens DT Brandon Williams doing the Carlton at a promotional event in London.

Chad Johnson's Daughter Smashes 800m Record for Age Group
Chad Johnson's daughter, Cha'iel, straight-up DUSTED the competition in her 800m run Wednesday ... setting a new U.S. record for 12-year-old girls. It all went down at the AAU Track and Field National Club Championships today ... where mini-Ocho crossed the finish line at 2:14:80 -- almost 5 full seconds faster than her gold-medal winning Jr. Olympics run last year.

DeAngelo Williams lists four teams he doesn't want to play for
Veteran free-agent running back and former Steeler DeAngelo Williams still needs a job, but he will not take calls from the Cowboys, Browns, Panthers or Jaguars.

Past, Present, Future: How Barstool Sports Is Swinging For The Fences In Digital Media
A deep-dive into the controversial online sports publication and how it's still swinging for the fences nearly 15 years after its founding.