BOULDER – It was only 11 months ago that the ‘Rise’ was at its peak in Boulder. A 10-2 regular season had culminated in a conference championship game and awakened football fans in a small town in Colorado where basketball had been king for over a decade. The whole city was awash in black and gold, and buffalo-adorned fans regularly…

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Sam is a sports writer and photographer from Austin, Texas. She covers the Colorado Buffaloes for BSN Denver and the NFL for SB Nation. Twitter and Instagram: @SamanthaNWeaver