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.
Two practices (sort of) on the field? … more
Signing day for college coaches has changed over the years. … more
Minutes after the game ends, the phones come out. The Colorado Mesa men’s basketball players want to know who … more
It was oh, so quick, but after CJ Davis took a charge Saturday night, he couldn’t help himself. … more
You might not recognize the names right away, but the players deep on the bench for the Colorado Mesa women’s … more
In a game it simply had to win to gain traction in the RMAC standings Friday night, the Colorado Mesa women’s … more
The consensus choice for dunk of the night was Kabir West’s alley-oop from Brandon Hoffer. … more
When one player scores 42 of a team’s 85 points in a game, it’s easy to assume the offense runs through … more
About this time the past three years, it was a foregone conclusion the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team … more
Halfway through the RMAC basketball schedule, nothing is even close to being decided. … more
Last year, it was the Battle in Brownson. … more
Here’s the thing about starting spring sports practice in January. … more
Film doesn’t lie. … more
It’s gotta be the shoes. … more
Erika Musante could barely talk, let alone take a deep breath Friday night. … more
Those first 35 minutes Friday night were just the undercard for the main event. … more
Sydney Small has always looked up to her three siblings. … more
Ryan Stephan had to laugh, and then he patted his coach, Andy Shantz, on the back. … more
Basketball practice lasts two hours a day. Weights and film sessions take up some time during the week, but since … more
Joe Kubly has called Grand Junction home for less than two weeks. … more