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Jeff Nusser

  • joined Mar 30, 2008
  • last login Jul 21, 2014
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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.

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  • 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
User Blog

More on paying players

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Given our recent discussions, I thought this was a thoughtful piece.

Recruiting: Jalen Canty no longer coming to WSU

The three-star defensive line prospect will not be following through on his letter of intent and enrolling at Washington State.

Kent adds dynamic playmaker to recruiting class

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Trevor Dunbar, a diminutive point guard from California becomes the fourth commit to the 2014 class.

Baseball recap, part 2: How good were they really?

In Part One of our season recap, we looked back at what went wrong in a 2014 season that fell short of the postseason again. In Part Two, we try to get a handle on how good the team actually was...

Baseball recap, part 1: Looking back at 2014

It was another season that ended without any postseason games. In part one of our analysis, we recap the nature of the season and examine: What went wrong?

Nick Tanielu, Ian Hamilton named all-conference

yale Rosen and Joe Pistorese named honorable mention.

DaVonte Lacy headed to China with Pac-12 all-stars

There are perks for being awesome.

Donnie Marbut really did get an extension

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There's actually the audio to prove it this time!

Checking in on recruiting with Britton Ransford

With the Cougars off to a great start in football and fighting for scraps in basketball, we catch up with the Rivals.com WSU affiliate.

Hilinski says he's solid

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Maybe we can rest a litt ... aw, who are we kidding? We'll be worrying all the way to signing day.

As usual, Mike Leach's AMA doesn't disappoint

The questions were random, and coach dispensed with some more gold.

Has Marbut already been extended by Moos?

A report says yes, but official confirmation is yet to come.

Mike Leach set to tackle another reddit AMA

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Was there ever a more perfect forum for a man will answer almost literally any question?

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WSU honors class of 2014 with tribute video

Get one last look at the outgoing seniors.

Track and field coach says farewell after 41 years

Watch his tearful goodbye to a program that has been his home for more than four decades, and wonder: Where does WSU go from here?

FOB move-in day finally has arrived

The building won't be fully operational for about a month, but it's oh-so-close to being what it was designed to be: The center of all football-related activity at WSU.

Gleason asks for 'focus on healing' before surgery

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The former WSU football star continues to battle ALS, prompting him to send out a rare request for support.

APR numbers released; men's hoops now on notice

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More than half of Washington State's teams post perfect single-year scores, and football is doing fine. But men's basketball is likely going to need a big score next year to avoid penalties.

Bucannon drafted by Cardinals in first round

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The WSU All-American will begin his NFL career in the tough NFC West.

Here's what the Cardinals got in Deone Bucannon

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The former Washington State safety was one of the risers leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. Find out why.

RB James Williams commits to the Cougs

The shifty running back isn't yet well known, but that's probably going to change this season.

Cougs drop road series to UW, USC up next at home

As their coach was forced to stay away from the field, the Cougars just couldn't score runs while dropping a doubleheader on Sunday against the Huskies to lose the series.

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Harrell is official, but what can he actually do?

It appears the former Texas Tech quarterback will hold down an administrative position, which actually limits a lot of what he can do to help the quarterbacks get better.

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See more of the Football Operations Building

WSUCougars.com brought you part one of the tour a few weeks ago. Now check out part two, also hosted by linebacker Darryl Monroe. The team moves in next month.

CougCenter interview with Abe Lodwick

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The former WSU basketball player is two years into his professional career, and he's learned a few things while playing abroad. He's also taking part in a unique opportunity with The Basketball...

Kent picks up commit from 6-3 guard Jackie Davis

In the race against time to fill his 2014 class, Ernie Kent picked up his second commit on Saturday: 6-foot-3 guard Jackie Davis out of Rolling Hills Prep in San Pedro, Calif.

Football players make fast friends with Snoop Dogg

WSU football players, including Connor Halliday, ended up backstage with one of the icons of rap, and they've got the pictures on his Instagram to prove it.

Recap: Quick spring game reactions

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Here's what we saw. What did you see?

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