Patti is a sports columnist and covers Colorado Mesa University sports, plus leads coverage of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series and the Grand Junction Rockies.
University of Kansas, School of Journalism, 1981.
Patti grew up in Overland Park, Kan., and is the only member of her family to leave the greater Kansas City area. She worked at the Lawrence Journal-World and the Olathe (Kan.) Daily News before heading West in the fall of 1985. She has covered everything from trapping snapping turtles to Major League Baseball and the NFL, and among her career highlights are covering the World Series in Denver and photographing a Kansas-Kentucky basketball game, sitting on the sideline of Naismith Court at Allen Fieldhouse.
Patti shares her home with Sneakers, the world’s happiest yellow Labrador. Sneakers also loves the Jayhawks, but doesn’t like it when Patti yells at them during basketball games. Patti and Sneakers spend lots of time at the park and playing fetch or just chasing birds in the backyard, and like to take road trips together. Patti enjoys playing really bad golf, reading and movies, especially when the popcorn is fresh.
Just keep the ball in play. … more
A word of advice to Colorado Mesa women’s basketball fans: Grab a roster at the door. You’re gonna need … more
Basketball coaches love seniors. … more
The new weight room at Colorado Mesa isn’t the only facility change that fans won’t readily see. … more
Music blares as strength coach Dan Linsacum encourages an athlete to finish one more rep. The clank of weights is … more
High in the stands at Brownson Arena, Rusty Crick watches this current edition of the Colorado Mesa University … more
Coming off a conference championship and Elite Eight appearance in 2013, the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball … more
Up one point in the third set Tuesday night, Colorado Mesa middle hitter Melissa Hess tried to tip the ball over … more
This is Casey Ball. … more
They heard it all week. … more
Welcome back, Ricky Trinidad. … more
It’s rare for a sophomore to be voted a team captain. … more
Sam Howard was waiting outside of the visitor’s clubhouse in Billings, Montana, as his teammates finished … more
Minor League Baseball has overturned Tuesday night’s forfeit victory by the Grand Junction Rockies. The … more
Playoff-race gamesmanship? You bet. … more
The Pioneer League has an All-Star team, but no All-Star Game. … more
Forget about the playoff race. Just go play baseball. … more
Somebody out there likes the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. … more
Two swings took the air out of Suplizio Field on Friday night. … more
Things got a little too close Thursday night. … more