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.
Couplin had been cut by the Lions before the team flew to London Monday, while Powell made the seven-hour trip.
“This is still the most important game on the schedule for me personally and for our program,” Dantonio said.
Johnson spoke with NFL Media in London on Tuesday and provided a bit of detail about his ongoing recovery.
Before the Lions won a comeback thriller Sunday, some of them had been less than thrilled about the prospect of playing in London.
Hoke dismissed a question about Michigan’s status as a 15-point underdog, saying only gamblers care about that — and he does not gamble.
Asked if the NFL Players Association might have something to say about a team in London, Quin smiled and said, “They might.”
The Detroit Lions made several personnel moves Monday before leaving for London.
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said he did not know whether the team worked out Hayne.
Johnson had said earlier that he seriously doubted the injury would prevent him from making the trip.
Detroit’s stout defense deserves much of the credit for the Lions being 2-0 without Calvin Johnson, and so does wide receiver Golden Tate.