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.
Grown men, tough-guy coaches, are reduced to tears. … more
No smiles greeted the South Central Region rankings Wednesday, which were released just as basketball practice … more
Five-point plays don’t come along all that often. … more
Revamping her game this season took hours of work during the offseason, but it’s paid off for Colorado Mesa … more
It’s pretty much a given that every night out, Sharaya Selsor is going to be right around her scoring average … more
Maybe it was practicing in the Hamilton Recreation Center. Maybe it was the gorgeous spring’s-on-its-way day. … more
For the fifth straight week, the Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the … more
A ragged start Saturday night just meant one thing for the Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball … more
Todd Padgett might be a Fort Lewis College graduate, but he made it clear Friday that his allegiance has … more
With about 30 minutes left in practice Wednesday, word filtered into Brownson Arena that the South Central Region … more
Colorado Mesa University volleyball coach Dave Fleming wasn’t necessarily looking for a setter, but when he … more
Winning a second straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season title wasn’t celebrated Saturday … more
During the post-game talk with his team Friday night, Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball coach … more
Candace Abrams is part softball coach, part riverboat gambler, part mad scientist. … more
The conference office hasn’t noted it on the standings, but with five games to play, the second-ranked … more
A new rival for Colorado Mesa could emerge from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s latest expansion. … more
You can spot Taylor Rock’s uniform jersey without even seeing the numeral 3 on the back. … more
Three former Grand Junction Rockies pitchers will join the big-league club for spring training as nonroster … more
The back side of a 2-3 zone is basketball’s Achilles heel. … more
Everyone in Brownson Arena — and it was a pretty full house for the second-ranked Colorado Mesa women’s … more