Oklahoma president David Boren suffers minor stroke at Bob Stoops statue reveal

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Oklahoma president David Boren was rushed to the hospital by medical personnel from the unveiling of Bob Stoops' statue ahead of the team's spring game.

At 10:45 am, President Boren was evaluated by paramedics after experiencing discomfort and dizziness and was immediately transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Tests revealed he had suffered a stroke. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts. He was described as alert and communicating with his family and medical team Saturday evening.

Boren, 77, spoke at the ceremony, but was later wheeled out on a stretcher while Castiglione addressed the crowd.

"I was trying to determine, what should we do?" he said.


"Well, they don't give you a script for this", Castiglione said.

"That was a moment when everybody was going to come up around the statue". He was then taken to an ambulance via stretcher. Let's all say a little prayer. He's a guy that I'm very close to, means a lot to me, and (it was) so tough for it to be such a great event and great thing and to see him not feeling well. The longtime president underwent a successful heart bypass surgery during the spring of 2017.

OU officials announced last month that James L. Gallogly will be the next president at the university.

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