OU President David Boren suffers minor stroke during spring football game ceremony

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Stoops was being honored in front of a large crowd hours before Oklahoma's spring game. His condition was revealed Saturday night by the university, which said Boren enjoyed dinner with his family at the hospital.

President David Boren was taken by medical personnel from the Bob Stoops' statue ceremony, Saturday (April 14) morning.

According to OU Public Affairs, Boren was transported to the OU Medical center for tests out of "an abundance of caution" after the medical emergency took place following his remarks.

Due to the timeliness of the treatment, Boren is alert and communicating with family and medical professionals, officials said.

President and Mrs. Boren have expressed their appreciation for the outpouring of support they have received.

Boren spoke during the ceremony but was then taken away via stretcher and ambulance. A former governor and US senator, he has served in the position since 1994.

"Well, they don't give you a script for this", Castiglione told the audience.

Boren is retiring in June.

Jim Gallogly, who was in attendance at the statue unveiling, will become the university's new president July 1.

"It's tough to describe".

Stoops retired as Oklahoma's all-time winningest coach prior to the 2017 season. "He's a guy that I'm very close to, means a lot to me, and so tough for it to be such a great event and great thing and to see him not feeling well".

It seems unthinkable now, after Stoops' almost two decades of success, including 10 Big 12 titles, a National Championship and 190 victories, that there was a time when the University of Oklahoma wasn't that good at football.