Oklahoma President Boren has minor stroke at Stoops ceremony

  • Oklahoma President Boren has minor stroke at Stoops ceremony

Oklahoma President Boren has minor stroke at Stoops ceremony

Oklahoma revealed the statue of Stoops before its annual spring game. According to a statement Saturday evening from OU, he underwent several tests, which determined he suffered a minor stroke.

Boren, 76, is stepping down as OU's president in June.

President David Boren was taken by medical personnel from the Bob Stoops' statue ceremony, Saturday (April 14) morning. A paramedic sat next to the president to check his status and, minutes later while Castiglione was still addressing a large crowd, a stretcher was sent out to take Boren away. After Boren was removed from the immediate area near the statue, a concerned Castiglione proceeded.

Officials said that Boren was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City as a precautionary measure. "He is alert and is communicating with family and his excellent team of medical professionals at OU Medical Center", Gilbert said.

President and Mrs. Boren have expressed their appreciation for the outpouring of support they have received. Prior to his work with the school, Boren served as the governor of the state of Oklahoma from 1975-79 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1979-94.

"Well, they don't give you a script for this", Castiglione told the audience. The expected-to-be-cheerful ceremony honored the former coach, who retired from Oklahoma during the summer of 2017.

"It's tough to describe", Riley said in his press conference following the spring game. It hurts me. I'll be excited to check on him. He has also been one of the most influential voices in the Big 12 for three decades.