Jeff Nusser

Co-founder and Managing Editor

CougCenter responsibilities include: Planning and coordinating content; managing the website; writing.

I'm a freelance journalist who co-founded CougCenter 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 Insider, 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.


Cougs take RnRSEA; fat guy finishes 6,025th


Drew Polley and Jono Lafler took first in the marathon and half marathon on Saturday. Meanwhile, this Coug -- running his first half marathon -- finished just a liiiiiiittle further back.

Draft recap: 4 Cougs picked, others face choices


Yale Rosen, Nick Tanielu, Tanner Chelborad and Collin Slaybaugh are selected, leaving some juniors not selected with tough choices. We recap the day's action.

Chleborad eager to negotiate with Orioles


WSU right-handed pitcher Tanner Chleborad, a junior, appears as if he's probably going to be headed off to begin his professional career after being selected in the 16th round by the Baltimore...

Tanielu noncommittal about signing with Astros


Unlike teammate Yale Rosen, who already has announced he'll be turning pro, WSU third baseman Nick Tanielu -- the 14th round pick of the Houston Astros -- wasn't quite as definite in his post-draft...

Chleborad selected by Baltimore in 16th round


The lanky righty was second on the team in strikeouts.

Rosen will indeed turn pro with Padres


It was widely believed that WSU outfielder Yale Rosen would forego his senior season after being selected in the 2014 MLB Draft, and he confirmed those suspicions shortly after being selected by...

Tanielu taken in 14th round by Houston Astros


The all-Pac-12 selection batted .340 as a junior.

Rosen taken in 11th round by Padres, will turn pro


The slugging junior outfielder is now the property of the NL West.

Cougs poised to be picked in MLB Draft's day three


There probably will be a flurry of guys picked in the later rounds, starting with Yale Rosen, Ben Roberts and Nick Tanielu.

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