Jeff Nusser

  • joined Mar 30, 2008
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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I'm a freelance journalist who co-founded in August 2008 because writing about WSU athletics is my passion.

Past employers include The (Tacoma, Wash.) News Tribune and, 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
  • EPL Fulham
  • MLS Seattle Sounders FC
User Blog

Best t-shirt giveaway ever?


First 200 people at the soccer game tonight (5 p.m.) get one of these. I kinda want one. (h/t k_dudley)

Guess we aren't the only ones who need Groupon


I thought needing to use Groupon to sell tickets in Seattle to a WSU game was pretty embarrassing. I stand corrected. Apparently UW fans are having a hard time getting excited for Eastern Washington and Georgia State now that their shiny new stadium is a whole year old. (h/t @425CougFan)

In the bag: Hilinski signs financial aid agreement

And with that, 2015 WSU football recruiting class is off to a stellar official start as the consensus three-star quarterback is all set to enroll in spring semester.

Yep, the schedule is still tough


Just another metric that shows how tough WSU's schedule is this year - five of 12 opponents are ranked in the preseason.

Can you give just five bucks on this $5 Friday?


Our next goal: Doubling the amount raised to $5,000 by the end of this week. Read about our progress and see how you can help us fully fund one incredible wish for a child facing a life-threatening...

Lacy visits Shanghai, gets best picture ever


The WSU player is traveling with the Pac-12 All-Stars in China, where he's playing basketball and baffling the locals.

ESPN gives WSU and Mike Leach some recruiting love


Mike Leach has never been big on chasing stars ... but the 2015 class, it has a lot of talent and is easily the biggest surprise in the Pac-12 at this point.

Jeremy Crabtree, ESPN Recruiting Nation (watch and listen to what he had to say here)

Wanted: Statistics and information researchers


Are you a fan of CougCenter? Would you embrace a way to contribute to the site that doesn't necessarily involve writing? Do you like data and spreadsheets? This position might be for you!

Wanted: CougCenter social media manager

Are you a fan of CougCenter and want to see it grow? Do you love hanging out on Twitter with people you've never met? This position might be for you!

Breaking: WSU's schedule is hard!


And this is with playing some cupcakes. Anyone feel bad about that? Anyone?

DaVonte Lacy has the best shirt on the Pac-12 All-Stars


It's arguable whether WSU's star shooting guard is the top player on the team, which plays its first game in China tomorrow, but what is not arguable is that his t-shirt game is on point. (via Pac-12 Facebook)

Cougs No. 8 in ESPN Pac-12 power rankings


Just behind Oregon State and just ahead of Arizona. Does that seem about right to you?

JUST IN: Seattle game tickets not in high demand


With a few weeks to go until the opener against Rutgers, you can get your tickets for 50% off via Groupon.

Martin Stadium getting another ... something?


Looks like it's above the student section. Take a stab.

Another game winner for Furney, this time for NYJ


The former WSU kicker made a strong first impression!

Washington's Chris Petersen turns heel


Have fun with this one, folks!

Coug Night with the Tacoma Rainiers


If you live in the Seattle/Tacoma area, this might interest you. The game is on Friday, but you have to buy your tickets today (Aug. 6) if you want to sit in the Coug section and have it count towards WSU beating UW for the scholarship money.

Martin Stadium finally gets that brick facade


The rumors are true! Check out the picture.

24 Days: Who would you want to interview?


If you could have 30 minutes to sit down with a WSU football player, which one would you choose?

Cougar commit gets a bump


He's still three stars at Rivals and 247, but hey -- the one that rates him the highest is the one that knows what it's doing, right? You can read more about his commitment here.

Bummer news for Marquess Wilson


Unless you're still mad at him, which I'm not. Haven't seen a timetable for his return yet, but we know it's probably a couple of months.

Now we know what they say to each other


Ever wondered how a conversation goes between Mike Leach and Connor Halliday? Now you know.

Single game tickets on sale now

As in, right now, if you have WSU's code distributed through its Twitter account.

Leach riffs on marijuana, John Wooden in AMA

The WSU football coach didn't exactly break a lot of new ground, but as usual, he was quirky.

How likely would an APR waiver be for men's hoops?


It's a little out of season for this, and a bit off most people's radar at this point, but it's worth wondering - does volleyball's getting a waiver for its APR penalties give hope for a potential...

Here's your full fall camp practice schedule


The WSU Cougars head to Lewiston on Saturday to begin fall camp. Sacajawea Middle School practices begin at 2:30 p.m and are open to the public.

We're approaching $3,000!


A year ago, your generous donations and efforts to spread the word helped raise more than $11,000 for Make-A-Wish. Let's do the Walk For Wishes again and obliterate that!

Five things to know about Gabe Marks

Get to know WSU's leader in receptions from a year ago.

The Ol' Crimson collection at CougCenter

Ol' Crimson has been making appearances at ESPN's GameDay for over a decade and become an iconic part of sports pop culture. Here's our collection of stuff that you can help build!

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