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.
Tate joined the Lions in free agency this season.
Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated early in the day it would take close to a miracle for Johnson to be ready to go.
As bizarre as it might sound, Calvin Johnson’s absence could make Detroit a better team in the long run.
“I’m guessing it’s not a coincidence,” Bush said with a laugh. “It’s not a coincidence at all.
Caldwell said the potential absences of Fauria and Ebron will not influence the decision on whether to play Johnson.
No wonder Michigan students were miffed when Coca-Cola gave away tickets to the Michigan-Minnesota game with purchases of $3 in beverages.
“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.
“You have a better evaluation of your team,” Beilein said. “Now your preseason practices should be more on point than they normally would.”
“I wouldn’t allow that,” Lombardi said with a smile.
Ideally, later in the season the Lions will have Johnson healthy and be able to surround him with more fully developed wide receivers.