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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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

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions watches from the sideline 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 On Speculation About Switch To 3-4 Defense: ‘Nothing’s Going To Change’

“It’s not going to look any different than it did last year,” Caldwell said Wednesday at the owners meetings.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys argues with side judge Allen Baynes #56 after a penatly was called against Anthony Hitchens #59 of the Dallas Cowboys when he collided with Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions on a pass play during the second 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)

Expansion Of Instant Replay Only Matter Of Time, Lewand Says

“We haven’t come up with the right solution yet,” Lewand said, “but the issue isn’t going to go away.”

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Calvin Johnson #81 celebrates his first quarter touch down with Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Realize Plenty Of Work Remains But Like Current Core Of Team

“Any idea that this is anywhere near the finish line is misplaced,” Lewand said Tuesday in a sit-down with Detroit reporters.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions 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)

Lewand On Possibility Of Alternate Jersey For 2015: ‘Stay Tuned’

Lewand seemed to downplay the possibility of a dramatic departure from the normal uniforms; no change in color or logo is expected.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks to the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lewand Says Lack Of ‘Meeting Of The Minds’ – Not Salary Cap Issues – Killed Deal With Suh

“We were comfortable making him a proposal that would have made him the highest-paid defensive player in the league …” Lewand said.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions celebrates 24-23 win against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Not Yet Working On Contract Extension With DeAndre Levy

With Levy, the Lions could negotiate into the season if need be, though talks about an extension have not even started yet.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

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