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.
On a night when its leading scorer was having a tough time getting anything to fall, the Colorado Mesa … more
Run the floor. Run the floor. Run the floor. … more
The Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team hasn’t arrived yet. … more
Most of the season, the young, inexperienced Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team has played to … more
For the record, Saane Lo’amanu did not give her kid sister, Siu, a bloody nose last week in practice. … more
The top three scorers in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. … more
Carma Brown went to Orlando, Florida, over the weekend to be honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association … more
Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. … more
Survive the first game of the new year and then see where you are. … more
Who would be the first? … more
The 2013-14 RMAC championship shirts read “Rose to the Occasion.” … more
Erin Reichle doesn’t just play basketball. … more
They’re well past the “Hi, my name is” stage, but the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team … more
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference basketball is a test of which teams can play well on consecutive nights. … more
There was no way Jerry Duckworth could see the basket. No way. … more
Message received. … more
Mononucleosis as a freshman. … more
Shanna Halalilo wanted to play for Colorado Mesa last season. The timing didn’t work out for her to transfer … more
It wasn’t so much that the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team was serving notice as it was validating … more
Chalk up another thing this Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team is learning — how to establish the … more