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Jeff Nusser

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I'm a freelance journalist who co-founded CougCenter.com in August 2008 because writing about WSU athletics is my passion.

Past employers include The (Tacoma, Wash.) News Tribune and CBSSports.com, and my work has appeared at Basketball Prospectus, Lindy's college sports annuals and Horizon Air Magazine. I own the currently-on-hiatus Cougar Sports Weekly, an email newsletter that real people actually paid real money to receive.

Helping teenagers master the English language constitutes the bulk of my day job.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Seattle Mariners
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NCAAF Washington St. Cougars
  • NCAAB Washington St. Cougars
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
  • NBA Boston Celtics
  • FIFA USA!
  • EPL Fulham
  • MLS Seattle Sounders FC
Recent Activity
Without 8,000 Colorado fans in the building.
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 9:30p - 1 reply
Gonzaga needed a last second layup to beat a bad WSU team two years ago in Pullman
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 9:06p - 1 reply
Which is frustrating, since "one at a time" isn't the best way to get sustained success.
Commented on WSU Baseball: Cougars continue uphill climb toward postseason on Apr 17 2014, 9:02p - 1 reply
If you play all your home football games there for years and it's STILL not your town
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 8:46p - 1 reply
We only play "small ball" because Donnie is in love with it.
Commented on WSU Baseball: Cougars continue uphill climb toward postseason on Apr 17 2014, 8:30p
I'm going to go ahead and say that he's mistaken.
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 8:26p - 2 replies
There also are more WSU alumni in Seattle than Oregon alumni ....
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 8:26p - 1 reply
It absolutely would be better
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 8:25p - 1 reply
That's pretty strong evidence against Spokane.
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 7:43p
I don't know if you're serious
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 7:41p - 2 replies
A game in the Kennell
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 7:35p - 1 reply
Wellllll
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:42p - 1 reply
He probably wasn't anticipating the Gonzaga AD talking about it before next year's schedules get announced
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:38p - 1 reply
You only get one guess.
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:23p
Uh, look at this thread.
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:22p - 1 reply
Well, if the game is outside of the season tickets for both schools, which is a safe assumption
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:15p
That one's easy
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:15p - 1 reply
But involving Spokane is SUPER DUPER IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF COUGAR ATHLETICS
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 6:13p - 1 reply
It's a virtual certainty we're splitting the gate
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 5:59p - 1 reply
Gonzaga has nothing to do with this, unless it's part of a two-year agreement in which each team gives up its campus game
Commented on WSU vs. Gonzaga game reportedly moving to Spokane Arena next season on Apr 17 2014, 5:49p
WSU Baseball: Cougars continue uphill climb toward postseason
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 12:00p
I just think he made a bad joke.
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 17 2014, 11:11a
That is not the same as running out a trio of 6-1, 6-2, 6-3
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 17 2014, 12:35a - 2 replies
I think the comment below covers it just fine
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 16 2014, 8:24p
I'm also willing to hope that I'm wrong
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 8:17p - 1 reply
I agree with your take on possible rotations
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 8:11p - 1 reply
Re: confidence in Isabell -- yes and no
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 5:24p - 1 reply
He does have huge upside!
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 5:23p
Oddly enough, the vast majority of your final paragraph could have been solved by keeping Shelton where he was as a sophomore ...
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 4:15p - 2 replies
Have you read Swing Your Sword?
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 16 2014, 2:41p
Kent generally only took on centers at Oregon if they were pretty athletic
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 2:35p
I can get behind screening, but that's really it
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 2:29p
I'd potentially buy this if he hadn't already been completely unproductive under *two* coachings staffs.
Commented on Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period on Apr 16 2014, 2:13p - 2 replies
Trying really hard to lay down a bunt for a hit with two outs and a runner on 1st
Commented on Seattle Mariners call up Nick Franklin on Apr 16 2014, 12:48p - 1 reply
Well, I think Saunders should be playing above Almonte.
Commented on Seattle Mariners call up Nick Franklin on Apr 16 2014, 12:47p
It's not a commentary on the trade itself
Commented on Seattle Mariners call up Nick Franklin on Apr 16 2014, 12:38p - 1 reply
It's just weird
Commented on Seattle Mariners call up Nick Franklin on Apr 16 2014, 12:32p - 2 replies
It was a long time between comments here. :-)
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 16 2014, 12:27p - 1 reply
Didn't expect this reaction
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 16 2014, 12:25p - 2 replies
You're probably correct.
Commented on Seattle Mariners call up Nick Franklin on Apr 16 2014, 12:22p - 1 reply
"It's just how the Mariners have done business FOR ETERNITY, planning on things working out and scrambling when it doesn't."
Commented on Seattle Mariners call up Nick Franklin on Apr 16 2014, 12:06p - 1 reply
Ernie Kent out to fill four scholarships in late signing period
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 12:00p
I believe he is using sarcasm to make fun of me.
Commented on Royce Woolridge, James Hunter transferring from WSU on Apr 15 2014, 9:00p - 2 replies
Boese likely fits what Kent is trying to do better, honestly.
Commented on Royce Woolridge, James Hunter transferring from WSU on Apr 15 2014, 7:57p - 1 reply
Cougfan said he is anticipating filling all of them
Commented on Royce Woolridge, James Hunter transferring from WSU on Apr 15 2014, 5:53p
Royce Woolridge, James Hunter transferring from WSU
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 5:33p
By the way
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 5:28p - 1 reply
Actually, more like ~60% passing and ~40% rushing
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 15 2014, 4:29p
I see where you're coming from
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 4:18p
I wonder if some of it is simply classification
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 4:17p - 1 reply
You're assuming the conversation MUST go like that?
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
"Dave also never made judgments of players’ abilities, effort, or character"
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 4:09p - 1 reply
See, I don't think it's that much of a different topic
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 3:16p - 1 reply
Here's an example from last night's game
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 3:05p - 1 reply
The same could be said for any broadcaster.
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 1:54p
Agreed
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 1:39p - 1 reply
Seems like Levine's point is more about being judicious in the use of stats.
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 1:33p - 3 replies
We're really lucky to have Blowers
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 1:32p - 3 replies
My main complaint always has been
Commented on Would you like a serving of stats with your broadcast? on Apr 15 2014, 1:29p - 1 reply
This is great for the Pac-12, I would assume
Commented on Austin Apodaca, Alex Jackson find new homes on Apr 15 2014, 1:17p
Thanks for doing it
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 15 2014, 1:14p - 1 reply
Oh, for sure
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 15 2014, 1:05p - 1 reply
Different world back then
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 15 2014, 12:44p - 1 reply
Reasonable to expect that the ypa will increase, though.
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 15 2014, 12:27p - 3 replies
Always a good sign that you shouldn't.
Commented on Graham Harrell reuniting with Mike Leach at WSU on Apr 15 2014, 12:27p
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