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.

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions gets ready to sack quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of the game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell Does Not Want To Find Out What Defense Looks Like Without Suh

One of the reasons the Lions believe they have a good chance to sign Suh is his apparent appreciation of the city and its surrounding areas.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

GAINESVILLE, FL - APRIL 10:  Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin of the Florida Gators during the Orange & Blue game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 10, 2010 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Caldwell Surprised Teryl Austin Did Not Get Head Coaching Job This Offseason

Even if Suh comes back, the Detroit defense will not look the same. It will be difficult for the defense to make Austin look as good in 2015 as it made him look last season.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- FEBRUARY 6: Reggie Jackson #15 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 6, 2015 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.  (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Reports: Pistons Trade For Reggie Jackson, Tayshaun Prince

Oklahoma City’s first-round pick in 2011, Jackson averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds over 50 games for the Thunder.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Ndamukong Suh #90 and Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a fourth quarter sack while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Moves That Could Help Lions Re-Sign Suh Include Restructures, Releases

The Lions will need to move money around to have room to bring back Suh. Here’s how they could create that room.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

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)

Ndamukong Suh Visits Jim Harbaugh

Two of Michigan’s most famous football men spent some time together Thursday.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 02:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against Darren O'Day #56 of the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 2, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Cabrera Cleared For Baseball Activity; Team Optimistic He Will Be Ready Close To Opening Day

Cabrera was the first to break his good news, tweeting that he was thanking God because he can now begin his activities.

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Ryan Mundy #21 of the Chicago Bears during the first half on December 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions Have Not Decided On Reggie Bush

“A lot of guys are under contract, they’re in the same situation,” Mayhew said. “It’s really about the value you bring to the organization.”

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on before a NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mayhew Still Optimistic Lions Can Sign Suh, Says Team Prepared To Pay What It Takes To Keep Him [VIDEO]

“It’s difficult to replace his production,” Mayhew said. “Obviously it would be a setback not to have him on our football team.”

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

MOBILE, AL - JANUARY 24: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the North team yells to his team during a game against the South team in the Reese's Senior Bowl at Ladd Peebles stadium on January 24, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Whisenhunt, Former Head Coach Candidate For Lions, Happy For Detroit’s Success

Under Whisenhunt, the Titans won two games in 2014. Under Caldwell, the Lions won 11.

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a ground ball into a fielder's choice in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Miguel Cabrera’s Opening Day Status Still Unknown; CT Scan Review Expected Wednesday

The team hoped to get clearance Tuesday for Cabrera to begin baseball activity.

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

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