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Jeff Nusser

  • joined Mar 30, 2008
  • last login Apr 17, 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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'System' coach? That's exactly what WSU needs

With Ken Bone officially out at WSU, we examine why Bill Moos should be looking for coach with a clearly defined "system." The reasons, though, might not be what you think -- and it might lead to an unexpected place.

TWIB: Cougs take series from Arizona, head to USD

The Cougs opened Pac-12 play in excellent fashion, picking up their first series win in Tucson since 2006.

Sizing up the potential candidates to replace Bone

Who might athletics director Bill Moos be looking at to replace Ken Bone, whom he fired today? We take a look at some of the possible candidates.

Ken Bone fired as basketball coach

After wrapping up another season around the bottom of the conference standings, WSU athletics director Bill Moos has decided to make a change.

Join the CougCenter Bracket Challenge!

Prove your ability to accurately forecast wildly random sporting events!

Let's celebrate DaVonte Lacy's amazing season

Despite WSU basketball's lack of team success, the junior guard was a true star for the Cougars and should be recognized as such.

TWIB: Cougs finally pick up a series victory

WSU takes two out of three from a respectable Texas State squad. Now they head out to play a beatable Arizona team to open conference play.

POPCORN GUY ON TO THE REGIONAL FINAL: VOTE AGAIN!

I mean, this is what we do best, right?

WSU's Clancy Williams on college HOF ballot again

The former running back and defensive back was a first team all-American in 1964.

TWIB: Cougs drop another series in California

The offense goes missing, scoring just three runs in three games with zero extra base hits.

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WSU collaborates with Team Gleason on software

A group of Cougs is working together with Steve Gleason's foundation to improve communication for ALS patients through predictive eye-tracking software for typing and text-to-speech.

Some thoughts on Ken Bone's inevitable demise

It's all but a foregone conclusion that the WSU basketball coach will be fired at the conclusion of this, his fifth -- and worst -- season. This shouldn't be any fun for anyone.

Monday After: Cougs reeling after two-game sweep

The season is not off to the start anyone imagined as the Cougs have dropped to 1-5 after two weekends.

Cougs lose to Ducks in predictable fashion

Just how predictable? Let's show you.

Checking in on the Cougar Football Project

The Football Operations Building is looking more and more complete with roughly six months until the start of football season.

WSU acknowledges review of Monda's eligibility

The athletics department's statement is brief and doesn't shed a lot of light on the situation, though.

Jason Monda reportedly investigated by NCAA

The curious case of Ben Wetzler, the Philadelphia Phillies and the NCAA appears to have also nearly burned the WSU star baseball player.

Monday After: WSU opens season with just 1 win

The Cougs nearly pulled off a series victory against No. 1 Cal State Fullerton before falling to UC Riverside.

Exploring Ken Bone's puzzling use of personnel

WSU's coach finally switched up his starters last night against Cal, but when push came to shove, he did what most coaches do: Fell back into his comfort zone.

Leach blasts new defensive substitution proposal

A rules committee is forwarding a proposal that would make it illegal to snap the ball in the first 10 seconds of the play clock in order to allow defensive substitutions in the name of "player safety." You can guess how WSU's coach reacted to that.

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VIDEO: Breaking down the Pac-12 recruiting cycle

Dan Rubenstein and Bud Elliott chew on some of the larger themes.

Pac-12 out to reduce late-night football kickoffs

In the least surprising news ever, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is trying to make football Saturdays more palatable for fans by reducing the number of 7 p.m. kickoffs. However, what he's actually able to do about it is questionable.

Utes have no trouble with Cougs, 81-63

I know this will stun you, but Utah abused the WSU defense in just about every way imaginable.

Steve Gleason steals the show on Super Sunday

Did you cry? It's OK. I cried.

Ngalu Tapa officially becomes a Coug

The three-star defensive tackle could be one of the steals of the class.

A closer look at the Cougar linebackers

Only one starter departs, but the Cougs lose some depth here. Will any of the recruits make an immediate contribution?

Kaleb McGary spurns WSU for Washington

The four-star offensive lineman from Fife, Wash., tells a local website that he's planning on signing with the Huskies.

Sign up for free Signing Day text message alerts

Since not everyone will have the luxury of sitting at their computers all day as the faxes roll in on National Signing Day on Wednesday, we at CougCenter are here to help.

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