‘Never Stop Rising”, a follow-up to last season’s series ‘The Rise’, chronicles the Colorado Buffaloes through the 2017 football season. Coach Mike MacIntyre’s message through the first three episodes of ‘Never Stop Rising’ is coming together as a team and developing a brotherhood.
Episode 1: It’s the calm before the storm for CU. MacIntyre preaches the importance of having “a new football” going into 2017 after ‘The Rise’. Senior LB Derek McCartney’s gives his story on being sidelined with an injury last season and playing at Folsom Field for the first time since 2015.
Episode 2: After the long offseason, the Colorado Buffaloes open the season against longtime in-state rival Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown. After the win in Denver, the Buffs returns home for back-to-back contests against Texas State and Northern Colorado. We also hear about George Frazier’s journey as one of the most experienced Colorado players.
Episode 3: The Buffaloes went undefeated in non-conference play and returned home for a rematch of the Pac-12 championship with Washington. MacIntyre instructs his team to “Be into it, be ready”, knowing the Huskies are going to play fast. Colorado suffers their first loss of the season. The following week CU heads out to the Rose Bowl for a meeting with UCLA and comes back home to take on Arizona.