OU President David Boren rushed to hospital

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Boren seemed to slur his words near the end of his nine-minute speech before the dedication of the Stoops statue just south of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Boren has been the president of the University of Oklahoma since December 1994. He had spoken earlier in the ceremony.

Oklahoma unveiled a statue to former coach Bob Stoops prior to Saturday's spring game as part of its "Salute To Stoops" weekend, but the ceremony had to be abruptly halted due to a medical emergency involving president David Boren.

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Boren, 76, is a former US senator and has been the university's president since 1994. Castiglione told the crowd the paramedics were taking precautions and then implored the crowd to pray. "Everything's going to be okay", said Castiglione.

In September, he announced he will retire as OU president June 30, noting "the time has come". Stoops and his wife Carol are at left. Paramedics rushed to put him on a stretcher and take him to the hospital.

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

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