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.
Fastbreak football. … more
Russ Martin remembers when he was playing football and a player would get “dinged.” … more
Hanna Bowden’s balance was the first tell-tale sign that she had a concussion. … more
You can see a broken bone on an X-ray, the swelling from a sprained ankle. … more
A hometown kid who helped take one program to nationals and another who helped pave the way for student-athletes in … more
Adams State (1-5, 1-5) at Colorado Mesa (5-2, 5-2) … more
Each week, Russ Martin gets a list of players and their various injuries and their status for practice and … more
CJ Davis loves to play to the crowd. … more
As expected, Colorado Mesa dropped out of the national football rankings Monday. … more
The game plan included getting Eystin Salum some reps early in the game. … more
It was nothing fancy. … more
Dave Fleming thought coaching the Colorado Mesa volleyball team was fun in the Mavericks’ three-set win over … more
Dixie State (3-3, 3-2 RMAC) at No. 23 Colorado Mesa (5-1, 5-1) … more
Throw a football up for grabs at a Colorado Mesa practice, chances are there’s going to be several pairs of … more
After moving back into the national rankings this week, the Colorado Mesa men’s soccer team didn’t … more
Colorado Mines set a team RMAC golf scoring record on Monday. It lasted less than 24 hours, because Tuesday, … more
Andy Shantz knows the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team will look a little different this year. … more
Nine college golf teams met Tiara Rado Golf Course on Sunday. … more
A healthy Hattie Gianinetti makes for a happy Hattie Gianinetti — and a very happy Dave Fleming. … more
No. 13 Colorado Mesa (5-0, 5-0 RMAC) at Black Hills State (4-1, 4-1) … more