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.

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

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28:   Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions hands the ball of to  Reggie Bush #21 in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Reggie Bush Will Play Sunday

“I’m playing this week,” Bush told Stoney, Bill and Sara of 97.1 The Ticket on Wednesday. “Everything’s good.”

CBS Detroit–10/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 22: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Jamell Fleming #29 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tate Says Broyles Will Get ‘A Lot More Time’ In Offense If Johnson Does Not Play

Wide receiver Golden Tate, who said he has not spoken to Broyles about the tweet, said the message was not a big deal.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches the ball against  Antoine Cason #20 of the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson Could Miss Second Straight Game Sunday

“Not beating it up, not going out there, rolling it again, that definitely helps,” Johnson said.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions warms up during pre game prior to playing the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (

Kelly Hall Explains Why Stafford Wears His Hat Backward [PHOTO]

Stafford’s fiancée Kelly Hall took to Instagram to offer an explanation for her future husband’s frequent wardrobe choice.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 04:  Shane Morris #7 of the Michigan Wolverines warms up before a game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

UM Regent Denise Ilitch Says Dave Brandon Will Be Discussed At Upcoming Meeting: ‘The System Failed’

“The system failed that day,” Ilitch added, “and there are a lot of issues that we need to review now.”

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014




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