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Ashley Dunkak

ProfilePicAshley 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.

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Defensive Line Dominant Again As Players Embrace Mentality Of No Weak Links

The group has been confident before, but Sunday’s showing against Rodgers & Co. certainly did not hurt.

CBS Detroit–8 hours ago

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Don Carey #26 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a first quarter fumble return touchdown against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Defense Helps Lions Overcome Mistakes On Offense, Special Teams

“We haven’t arrived,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said, “but I think our guys, in this particular game, we were headed in the right direction.”

CBS Detroit–9 hours ago

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 20:  Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines breaks the tackle by Eric Rowe #18 of the Utah Utes during a first quarter run on September 20, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoke Noncommittal On Whether Gardner Or Morris Will Start Next Game

“We’ll see what happens,” Hoke said. “I think that’s the best way to put it.”

CBS Detroit–09/20/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: Kevin Ogletree #11 of the Detroit Lions carries the ball against Shaun Prater #27 of the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter of the game on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Lions Cut Ogletree, Promote Seisay

The move likely corresponds with a promotion for practice squad cornerback Mohammed Seisay.

CBS Detroit–09/20/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13:  Wide receiver Travis Benjamin #80 of the Cleveland Browns is tackled by linebacker DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

Often Overshadowed, DeAndre Levy Shines As Subtle Star For Lions Defense

“If they rob him of the Pro Bowl, I might go to the NFL office myself and figure out what’s going on,” linebacker Stephen Tulloch said.

CBS Detroit–09/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Kerry Taylor #13 of the Jacksonville Jaguars can't hold onto the ball against Cassius Vaughn #29 of the Detroit Lions in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Secondary Injuries: ‘Nothing We Can’t Overcome’

“As long as we don’t give up big play touchdowns,” said defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, “we should have an opportunity to win.”

CBS Detroit–09/19/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions runs the ball against the Carolina Panthers in the 3rd quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Report: Reggie Bush Restructures Contract

Reggie Bush has restructured his contract in a move that gives the Lions some cap relief, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2014

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 18: Jordy Nelson #87 runs for a first down as Chris Houston #23 of the Detroit Lions attempts to make the stop during the third quarter of the game at Ford Field on November 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Packers defeated the Lions 24-20. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Prepare For Dangerous Tandem Of Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson

Against Nelson, the most the Lions can do is try to slow him down and prevent any game-wrecking plays, coordinator Teryl Austin said.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches his team against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Caldwell Not Worried About How Much Stafford Targets Johnson

Jim Caldwell does not buy the narrative that Matthew Stafford has been forcing the ball to superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 13:  Head Football Coach Brady Hoke watches the warms up prior to the start of the game between the Miami University Redhawks and the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. the Wolverines defeated the Redhawks 34-10.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke On Booing: ‘Hopefully Those Boos Were At The Coaches, Me, Not The Players’

Brady Hoke disagreed with the notion the Wolverines struggled in the first half, but he did not seem surprised by the fan reaction.

CBS Detroit–09/18/2014



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