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 - OCTOBER 12: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions misses a reception during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 17-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Reports: Friction Between Percy Harvin, Teammates – Including Tate – Led To Trade

Tate joined the Lions in free agency this season.

CBS Detroit–10/19/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch as Melvin White #23 of the Carolina Panthers defends 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)

Johnson Questionable, Ebron Doubtful For Saints Game

Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated early in the day it would take close to a miracle for Johnson to be ready to go.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Absence Of Johnson Gives Unique Opportunity To Other Receivers, Stafford

As bizarre as it might sound, Calvin Johnson’s absence could make Detroit a better team in the long run.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 and Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions celebrate while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan the lions win 19-7. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Named Team Captain For Saints Game, Bush Reflects On His Time In New Orleans

“I’m guessing it’s not a coincidence,” Bush said with a laugh. “It’s not a coincidence at all.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:   Calvin Johnson #81 and teammate  C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions walk off the field after losing to the Carolina Panthers 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Johnson Playing This Weekend: ‘Miracles Have Happened’

Caldwell said the potential absences of Fauria and Ebron will not influence the decision on whether to play Johnson.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 27:  A general view of Michigan Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Michigan Wolverines on September 27, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Golden Gophers defeated the Wolverines 30-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Football Student Tickets Most Expensive Of Any School In Big Ten

No wonder Michigan students were miffed when Coca-Cola gave away tickets to the Michigan-Minnesota game with purchases of $3 in beverages.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Travis Trice #20 and Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate after a basket in the second half against the Virginia Cavaliers during the regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Izzo Says Spartans Have Better Leadership This Season

“It’s a team with the same kind of passion we had last year, the same kind of camaraderie, but a little better leadership,” Tom Izzo said.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

CHAMPAIGN, IL - MARCH 4: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines congratulates Caris LeVert #23 during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center on March 4, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Michigan defeated Illinois 84-53. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

With Youth On The Roster, Beilein Says Albrecht Is ‘Really Excellent Team Leader’

“You have a better evaluation of your team,” Beilein said. “Now your preseason practices should be more on point than they normally would.”

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 05:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Lombardi Weighs In On Whether He’ll Be Carried Off The Field If Lions Beat Saints

“I wouldn’t allow that,” Lombardi said with a smile.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:  Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on in the second quarter against the New York Jets  at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Caldwell Holds Fast To ‘No Excuses’ Mantra Despite Absence Of Johnson

Ideally, later in the season the Lions will have Johnson healthy and be able to surround him with more fully developed wide receivers.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

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