Hank Rippetoe

  • joined Dec 19, 2012
  • last login Aug 18, 2014
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Aka: Mr. Hanky

I grew up in Lexington at a time that would remind anyone of the movie, "American Graffiti."

Henry Clay HS class of 1963
USN - 1963-1967 - Viet Nam combat veteran (1965-67)
UK - 1967-1971 BBA

Three children and four grandchildern.

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  • NCAAF Kentucky Wildcats
  • NCAAB Kentucky Wildcats
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Basic Football Terminology For Kentucky Fans

Football terminology can be tricky. Kentucky Sports Radio and A Sea of Blue try to help.

Is Vandy the most important game of the season?

A win over Vanderbilt would be our first SEC victory in two years and we've not won against Vanderbilt in three years. Something has got to change.

Today’s the Day for Football Written Offers

August 1st is the day that schools send out written offers. These are offers that recruits can actually commit to.

A Bi-Polar's view of Kentucky football recruiting


If you don't experience the symptom if hyper- happiness followed by deep depression, you don't follow football recruiting much. That is probably a good thing. Some of us, however, are junkies and...

Can Kentucky beat Florida this year?


Kentucky's last win was in 1986, 27 years ago. Another Florida win makes it 28-0, the longest losing streak in this once great land of ours.

Damien Harris captures the recruiting headlines

The Big Blue Nation’s (BBN) love affair and courtship of the nation’s number one running back reached another plateau in the last 24 hours.

Will Kentucky's Friday Night Lights shine bright?


July is a big recruiting month for almost all schools and Kentucky is certainly no exception. This weekend, Kentucky will hold its Friday Night Blue Lights camp and there should be a few...

For Kentucky, Harris is the ultimate Muscle Car.

Would a commitment from Damien Harris, the current Rivals number one running back, bring the same recruiting flurry that Drew Barker’s commitment did?

Will George Brown commit to UK on the 25th?

George Brown Jr. has the Wildcats in his top five, and he is a big priority for the O-Line.

Is Kentucky's football recruiting heating up?

There are indications that recruiting momentum is building. Some top notch players and teams have been visiting Lexington and more will be coming.

Conrad and Harris invited to The Opening


Two of the BBN's own have been invited. C. J. Conrad, who has committed to Kentucky, and Damien Harris, the Commonwealth's top recruit.

Have you heard of Emmanuel Greene? You will

Emmanuel Greene, you see, is a soon to be sophomore at Coconut Creek High School in Pompano Beach, FL. He's likely to be the number one player in the 2017 recruiting class and he's a phenomenon....

Football Recruiting seems to have slowed. Has it?

There doesn’t seem to be much excitement going on with the 2015 recruiting as there was with the 2013 and 2014 cycles. Is it the lack of commitments?

Kentucky & Louisville have decisions to make

On May 26th, Hatcher and Quick were charged with marijuana possession at Quick’s apartment, according to a Louisville Courier-Journal article by Jeff Greer.

Kentucky Football: Mid-May Recruiting Update


Spring practice has ended and we enter the long wait before the August semester and the beginning of another season of football. It will be a long wait, because most of us want to see how this...

Wikdcat Football: Kentucky's unsung heroes?


Walk-ons are an important part of every college football team.

2015 Kentucky Football Recruiting Big Board

Here is the updated 2015 Kentucky Football Big Board, showing all the players that Kentucky is currently recruiting.

Notes on Kentucky's football recruiting efforts

The Wildcats keep rolling out the offers and that makes it hard to develop our big board. By the time one is created, it is obsolete and ready for a do-over. With spring practice going on, there...

Is Wisconsin the underdog?

Kentucky will be wearing the blue uniforms while Wisconsin will wear white, representing the higher seed. Wisconsin, however, seemingly has the underdog mentality, So, who is it?

Can Kentucky get past Michigan without Willie?


While the Cats were able to recover from Cauley-Stein's loss against Louisville, you have to wonder how it will impact the game against Michigan.

Spring is in the air for Kentucky football


A new season has officially started with the release of Kentucky's Spring Roster. Practice begins with excitement in the air as more talent and experience arrive, along with facilities improvements...

2015 Wildcat football recruiting: QB or no QB?

There is some speculation going around as to whether the Kentucky coaching staff intends to sign a quarterback during this 2015 recruiting cycle. We currently have a loaded quarterback roster going...

Did Kentucky fans have trouble sleeping like me?

Kentucky's win, caused me problems. I am normally asleep within 3-5 minutes after hitting the sack. Last night, my mind was racing and it would not slow down.

I say, Kentucky can win this thing.


Wichita State's record stands at a glittering 35-0. Do they play to win against Kentucky or do they play not to lose in order to protect that glitter?

Kentucky Basketball: We can win this thing

A good portion of the Big Blue Nation are complaining about the #8 seed and also are complaining about our path to the Final Four. It may sound harsh, but Kentucky made its own bed and has to do...

Kentucky football and an early signing period


For the recruiting junkies an early signing period, would lighten the load on Big Board preparations, but would it help Kentucky?

Kentucky Football's 2015 Big Board


Offers, offers, here, there, everywhere, or so it seems. As of February 28th, I’ve counted 177 offers from player tweets and 247 Sports.

Is Kentucky basketball getting harder to watch?


What in the world has happened to Kentucky Basketball since the 2012 NCAA Tournament? What in the world has happened the last two seasons? We have gone from the sublime to downright ugly. It is a...

SEC Recruiting and the Numbers Game

Every team has to make a lot of offers for some positions in order to sign just a few on National Signing Day.

Kentucky Football & the Numbers Game


Kentucky, under Mark Stoops, has elevated its game and not just in quality, but in quantity.

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