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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“It was as important [for us to get him] as it was Detroit trying to keep him,” Ross said at the owners meetings.
“It’s really not going to change,” owner John Mara said. “It’s not going to change the Dez Bryant play to a catch or any of the other ones.”
Price told reporters Friday that he was so sure Verlander would be starting on Opening Day that Price told his family members to schedule their trip to Detroit for the second game of the season.
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Just like the Detroit Lions did years ago, Kiper took quarterback Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick.
“Familiarity is key,” Mathis said. “Having guys that you’re familiar with, already be in sync, that’s huge.”
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo needs the team’s trio of leaders – his “three amigos,” as he calls them – to step up their games.
The choice comes as a bit of a surprise considering Justin Verlander has started Opening Day each of the last seven seasons.
The two most venerable starting pitchers for the Tigers had a little Twitter fun at the expense of manager Brad Ausmus on Friday morning.
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Mathis believes concern about head trauma might keep some people away from football, but he doubts it will tangibly impact the league.
“I don’t think any other team I considered too strongly,” Mathis said. “I wanted to remain in Detroit if I was to play again.”