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December 20, 2013

Influential AD Wade Walker dies at age 90

Walker played for Wilkinson, hired Switzer

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Walker was responsible for hiring former football coach Barry Switzer and men’s basketball coach Billy Tubbs. It was under his watch that virtually every sport OU offers enjoyed major facility improvements.

Lloyd Noble Center was built, and the west-side upper deck and permanent south end zone seats at Owen Field were constructed early in Walker’s tenure. Baseball’s L. Dale Mitchell Park and the Viersen Gymnastics Center also were built under his watch, as was as the Mosier Indoor Facility and the Wilkinson House residence hall.

 

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