Jeff Nusser

  • joined Mar 30, 2008
  • last login Jul 26, 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.

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  • MLB Seattle Mariners
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  • EPL Fulham
  • MLS Seattle Sounders FC
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The CougCenter NCAA draft returns - with a guest


Not content to merely watch our brackets go up in flames, we got together to add a layer of fun to our tournament-watching experience.

IT'S HERE! Thursday March Madness open thread


Finally, March Madness begins! The NCAA tournament tips off Thursday morning. Here's your schedule and open thread.

A look at the recruiting situation Kent inherits


A change of coaches almost had to happen to salvage the 2015 class. But job No. 1 for Ernie Kent will be convincing Tramaine Isabell to stick with his commitment.

The moment it started to go bad in 2014


The loss to TCU was stunning at the time. Little did we know what a harbinger of thing to come it would be.

'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...

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.

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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.



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.


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...


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...

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.

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