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.
It was clear from the outset Friday night that the middle-attack-loving Colorado Mesa volleyball team wasn’t … more
These guys need a better moniker. … more
Dave Fleming was only half-joking when he said one of his biggest concerns this week is that the Colorado Mesa … more
It’s tagged #RumbleMavs on social media, and that’s what the Colorado Mesa football team did Saturday … more
You’ve seen the videos on YouTube and ESPN. … more
Nate Robertson came so close to making SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays. … more
Tom Saager has been mistaken for a power forward on the Colorado Mesa basketball team. … more
If at first you don’t succeed ... … more
Some fans might have been wondering what in the heck Russ Martin was doing, calling for a pass down the middle of … more
Hattie Gianinetti has been waiting two years for her shot. … more
Field position and turnovers — and turnovers when you’re trying to establish field position. … more
Mav Watch … more
So. Many. Options. … more
How I spent my summer vacation, by the Grand Junction Rockies: … more
Dakota Behr wishes he had a couple of pitches back. … more
William Milo takes pride in what he does. … more
If the Colorado Mesa women’s volleyball team has its way, the Mavericks will come up with an encore … more
Sean Rubalcaba grinned. … more
It’s no wonder Russ Martin feels energized. … more
Russ Martin wanted Aric Kaiser and Sean Rubalcaba to compete to lead the Colorado Mesa University football team … more