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.
For two years, Kelli Van Tassel sat on the bench and watched the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball games. … more
Mesa Tipoff … more
This is not the time of year when the Colorado Mesa wrestlers can take a day off. … more
Chante Church isn’t the first player to come off the floor during pregame warmup thinking her shot is off … more
The post-game talk Saturday was quick from the coaching staff, leaving the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball … more
Noah King and Elijah Sanders snatched the game away from Colorado Mesa in the waning seconds. … more
If ever a team needed a week off, it was the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team. … more
Jaylyn Duran has been waiting for her shot to fall all season. So has Taylor Wagner. … more
His teammates call Jason Buhr “Buhrricane,” and when the Colorado Mesa wrestling team needed him the … more
Andy Shantz had never seen anything like it. … more
Brett Kasprzyk was piling up near-fall points Wednesday night until he finally heard the referee slap the mat. … more
Last March, Austin Guan and Juaquin Olivas, along with the rest of their teammates on the Grand Canyon University … more
James Sylvester doesn’t know how he learned to jump. He doesn’t know why he can jump out of the gym, … more
Bruno Nicoletti spent more time in the library Saturday than he did on the wrestling mat. … more
Bench players are held to the same standard as the starters for the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team, … more
The Colorado Mesa men’s basketball players finally believed they are what they are. … more
Andy Shantz liked the effort, but still, the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team is simply trying too hard to … more
Sydney Small said before the season began that if her shot wasn’t falling, she’d find a way to … more
Every day, Jason Buhr and Jessie Hoffschneider practice against one another in the Colorado Mesa wrestling room. … more
Each week, it gets easier for the guards to find Ma’ata Epenisa. And each week, it gets easier for Epenisa to … more