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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.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29:  Cordarrelle Patterson #84 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to pull in a pass while Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions blocks it on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

GM Martin Mayhew Says Secondary Help On Lions’ Shopping List

Martin Mayhew declined to say whether the Lions would have handled the draft differently had they know Houston would not be an option.

CBS Detroit–07/29/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 02:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks tries to catch a pass against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Lions Take Golden Tate Off PUP List

Tate was one of the Lions’ biggest offseason acquisitions, reportedly given a five-year, $31 million deal.

CBS Detroit–07/29/2014

ALLEN PARK, MI - MAY 17: Detroit Lions linebacker coach Bill Sheridan gives instructions to Kyle Van Noy #95 and Brett Pasche #48 during Rookie Minicamp on May 17, 2014 in Allen Park, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

After Leaving Practice With Injury, Van Noy Expects To Be Back On Field Tuesday

“Everything’s all right,” Van Noy said. “Just had a little minor issue, so just going to move forward tomorrow. I’ll be back out there.”

CBS Detroit–07/28/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 13: Quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 of the Cleveland Browns is sacked by defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Lions defeated the Browns 31-17. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Suh On Tabling Contract Talks: ‘It Wasn’t My Decision’

Suh made it clear during the short media session he had no interest in discussing his contract.

CBS Detroit–07/28/2014

Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Suspend Negotiations With Suh

“There’s no adversarial nature to this decision,” Lewand said. “I think this is what’s right for everybody.”

CBS Detroit–07/28/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: (3rd-L) Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio is interviewed onstage after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 24-20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Mark Dantonio Says Michigan State Now ‘One Of The Hunted’

With the Spartans so clearly on the rise, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said handling success will be the team’s next hurdle.

CBS Detroit–07/28/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines walks on the field after losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes 42-41 at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Brady Hoke Says Depth Will Make A Difference For Michigan This Season

“It’s as competitive a team as I’ve been around,” Hoke said. “That is exactly what, as Michigan, the leaders and the best, we should have,”

CBS Detroit–07/28/2014

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts gets pressure from Ndamukong Suh #90 and Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Colts won 35-33  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says He ‘Absolutely’ Expects Suh Deal To Get Done: ‘I’m Always Optimistic’

As far as whether negotiations will cease upon the start of the regular season, the coach said he did not know the specific arrangements.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No Timetable For Return Of Ziggy Ansah

Other Lions on the PUP list include Golden Tate and TJ Jones. Caldwell said the team has seen progress from those two as well as Ansah.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2014

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes down field during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field on December 16, 2013 in Detroit. The Ravens defeated the Lions 18-16. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Heading Into Training Camp, Caldwell Says Stafford Has Improved In Every Facet

“You can tell he’s worked at it, even during the summer,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said Sunday.

CBS Detroit–07/27/2014

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