Hank Rippetoe

  • joined Dec 19, 2012
  • last login Jul 05, 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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User Blog

High School Playoffs in UK's recruiting areas


In Kentucky, this weekend gave us the state quarterfinals and there were a lot of close games

Sometimes Dogs feast on Cats.


These stat reports are getting harder to write as the prospect of another 2-10 season gets closer.

Vandy flushed the Cats as the stats show


Today is Tuesday. It is also World Toilet Day. It is noteworthy because Kentucky flushed itself on Saturday with special teams and penalties which sent the team down the crapper.

HS Football playoff scores in UK's hunting grounds

It is high school playoff season, so I’ll dispense with the USA Today top 25 until it’s all over. Kentucky basically recruits players from Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama....

UK's student attendance problem is not unique

There was a time, before Rupp Arena and Commonwealth Stadium were built, that students would stand in line on a first come first served basis to gain entrance to games. Times have changed.

Will Brent Pease take the fall for Muschamp?

Muschamp is under fire in Gator country. Something's gotta give.

Can Kentucky pull one off?


Kentucky hasn't beaten the Vanderbilt Commodores since 2010. Will that change this Saturday?

What would John Lennon think?


So Kentucky lost. It's November. At least the 40-0 crap is over.

UK's mixed bag of stats after Missouri

Up and down, that's what Kentucky's football statistics are like.

High School Football - Week Ending 11/09/13

An update from the happy football hunting grounds of the Kentucky Wildcats.

Is Kentucky Football is like a leaky roof?


While the roof may be leaking, it is undergoing repair.

Kentucky doesn't match up well with Mizzou


The game against Missouri looked a lot more winnable before the season began.

Meandering thoughts of a meanerding mind


Small ponderings on various Kentucky sports.

Cats pad the Stats


Checking in on the tale of the tape for the Kentucky victory over ASU.

Drew Barker's Bad Day And Other High School Action


Updates from Kentucky high school football, as well as from some of the Wildcats' favorite hunting grounds for recruiting.

Will Alex stay four years?


As I listened to Tom Leach, Mike Pratt and Matt Jones work the Blue/White scrimmage the other night, there were several comments about Alex Poythress and his “disappearing” act. He would make a...

The Cats finally get a bit of a breather.

This Saturday’s game against Alabama State should be much like the Miami game: a confidence builder. It comes at a time when the Cats need a confidence boost and hopefully a game where we can let the injured heal.

Drew Barker: our most important recruit ever?


Drew Barker has done a lot more than just commit to Kentucky, and he isn't even enrolled yet.

Kentucky's Post-Mississippi State stats

Baby steps, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation. Baby steps.

Kentucky's undefeated High Schools are dwindling

Running down high school scores of interest from this weekend.

UK Wildcats: Next up is Mississippi State


Two teams who did not lose this past weekend take the field on Thursday night on the World Wide Leader. How do we compare?

High School Scores -McCracken County Edition

Checking out the scores of import in Kentucky's football recruiting grounds.

Will Louisville football fans ever learn?


UCF possibly ended the Venezuelan toilet paper shortage Friday night by making a house call at the Pizza Pit with the delivery of much needed medicine.

Top High Scool Scores from last week

Here's an update on the high school football action most relevant to Kentucky's recruiting heading into this weekend.

UK Football Stats - is there a silver lining?

The statistical review of the game on Saturday isn't something for a Kentucky fan to enjoy, but we take the good with the bad.

Taking a look at Alabama


Standing up to the Crimson Tide will be a major challenge for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Trouble for Alabama? Don't count on it.

Is there a conflict of interest between the NCAA and a possible investigation of Alabama over recent revelations of NCAA impropriety?

Is Kentucky learning how to fight?


I don’t know about you, but I was thinking "Same Ol’ Kentucky"as the first quarter ended Saturday night.

Kentucky Football - the first to integrate the SEC


Nat Northington and Greg Page became the first two black players to sign with Kentucky and also the first black players to sign with an SEC school. Northington was the first black player to play in an SEC game.

Delusions, Wishful Thinking, Reality, Other Stuff

This weekend's college games shows how one should not buy into to home grown hype. Here are some stories across SB Nation that brought reality to many fans.

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