Ashley Dunkak

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Ashley writes feature stories and news articles about the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Michigan and Michigan State.

Before moving to Detroit in May 2013, Ashley covered Kansas State football and men’s basketball for three years as a correspondent for the Associated Press. Before working for the AP, she wrote for the Kansas State Collegian, where she also spent time as a copy editor and sports editor. Overall, she compiled hundreds of sports stories on her way to graduating. She minored in Spanish and economics along with majoring in journalism, but writing has always been her passion.

At age 13, she emailed her dad a recap of a Kansas City Chiefs game, and he responded that she should think about becoming a sports writer. Almost a decade later, she is living the dream, and she could not be more thrilled to be doing so in a great sports town like Detroit.

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Jimmy Howard (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) FILE

Howard Not Happy At Being Benched; Mrazek Says Howard Still Number One Goaltender

I want to be out there every single night, but Coach feels like I don’t deserve it,” Howard said Friday.

CBS Detroit–03/27/2015

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 18:  Wide receiver Cameron Smith #6 of the Arizona State Sun Devils is unable to catch a pass ahead of cornerback Wayne Lyons #2 of the Stanford Cardinal during the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated the Cardinal 26-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Reports: Michigan Assistant Confirms Transfer Of Stanford CB Wayne Lyons

A spokesperson for Michigan football did not immediately return a voicemail and an email seeking confirmation of Lyons’ transfer.

CBS Detroit–03/27/2015

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 19: Goaltender Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings drops down to stop a shot by Jonathan Huberdeau #11 of the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 19, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Howard Pulled After First Period In Loss; Mrazek Will Start Saturday

The starting goaltender job of the Detroit Red Wings appears to be up for grabs.

CBS Detroit–03/27/2015


Apology Issued For Racist Tweet After Clarkston Loses To U-D Jesuit

In a tweet that has since been deleted, the individual wrote, “We’d rather lose with our homegrown talent than win with Nigerians.”

CBS Detroit–03/26/2015

Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys waits for a replay on a call late in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett Calls For Change In ‘Calvin Johnson Rule’

“I do think this play belongs in the game,” Garrett said Wednesday at the owners meetings in Phoenix.

CBS Detroit–03/26/2015

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio watches the action from the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ESPN Writer Lists Dantonio Among Top 10 Overpaid College Football Coaches

Michigan State has won at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons and has ended each of the last four seasons with bowl game wins.

CBS Detroit–03/26/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions reacts after the Lions score against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says Lions Do Not Need Huge Improvement From Stafford To Keep Winning

At the NFL owners meetings this week, someone made a comment to Lions head coach Jim Caldwell about his quarterback Matthew Stafford.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 16: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens sits on the bench against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of their preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 16, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell On Ray Rice: ‘He’s Not A Fit For Us’

The Lions have no interest in former Ravens running back Ray Rice, head coach Jim Caldwell said Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matt Prater #5 of the Detroit Lions kicks a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

NFL Planning To Change Extra Point, Will Vote On Proposal In May

“All teams pretty much said the same thing,” McKay said Wednesday at the owners meetings. “It’s time to make this play a football play.”

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Eric Ebron #85 of the Detroit Lions looks to gain yards in the first quarter while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell Expects Ebron To Play Much Better In 2015 Than He Did In Rookie Year

“His offseason to this point has been pretty impressive,” Caldwell said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015