Former Tiger C.L. 'Bubba' Webb Passes Away at Age 81

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Former Tiger C.L. 'Bubba' Webb Passes Away at Age 81

BATON ROUGE — C. L. “Bubba” Webb, a former LSU basketball player passed away late last month in Shreveport after a lengthy illness at the age of 81.

Webb was a 1941 graduate of Coushatta High School and played basketball at LSU in 1942-43 and after World War II, 1945-47. He also was a hurdler on LSU’s track and field team.

In basketball he teams of Bobby Lowther, Joe Adcock, Frank Brian and Bill Walters to go 53-11 over three seasons (18-4 in 1943, 18-3 in 1946, 17-4 in 1947), including 27 Southeastern Conference wins.

Webb was born in Hanna, La., on Feb. 6, 1923.

After his LSU career, he was best known for his role as the longtime Chief State Steward for the Louisiana Racing Commission, serving for many years at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. He will be inducted into the Louisiana Horsemen’s Hall of Fame for his work in the racing industry in March 2005.

His present wife, Sandra Presley Webb; son, Charles O. Webb II; daughter-in-law Barbara; stepdaughter, Annette Kelly and stepson, Kevin Presley, survived Webb.