University of Oklahoma honors Keith with degree
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University of Oklahoma honors Keith with degree

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 – The late Toby Keith will be honored with an honorary degree from the University of Oklahoma this Saturday.

Last year, Toby Keith learned that OU would be presenting him the honor. Keith sent his children to the university for their education.

At this weekend's OU commencement events, his daughter, Krystal Keith, will accept the honorary degree and share her recollections of her father's love and loyalty to the OU.

Krystal Keith said, "he loved OU. His passion started as far back as when he was 12 and 13 years old and worked in the stadium selling Cokes just so he could see the games. For as long as I can remember, he took us to every bowl game no matter what his work schedule was. And he was on the sidelines of nearly all the different OU sporting events. He bled Crimson and Cream."

Keith will be honored at a ceremony set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.

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