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.
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
Up three against a good 3-point shooting team in the final seconds. What do you do? … more
Saane Lo’amanu took her coach’s instructions to heart: Be ready. … more
Leanndra Gilbert walked off the volleyball court at Brownson Arena on Sunday evening in tears. … more
Julian Vasquez can’t wait for Friday. … more
Just keep the ball in play. … more
A word of advice to Colorado Mesa women’s basketball fans: Grab a roster at the door. You’re gonna need … more
Basketball coaches love seniors. … more
The new weight room at Colorado Mesa isn’t the only facility change that fans won’t readily see. … more
Music blares as strength coach Dan Linsacum encourages an athlete to finish one more rep. The clank of weights is … more
High in the stands at Brownson Arena, Rusty Crick watches this current edition of the Colorado Mesa University … more
Coming off a conference championship and Elite Eight appearance in 2013, the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball … more
Up one point in the third set Tuesday night, Colorado Mesa middle hitter Melissa Hess tried to tip the ball over … more