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CLYDE LITTLEFIELD

Jan. 26, 1959
Jan. 26, 1959

Table of Contents
Jan. 26, 1959

Ingo Is The Man
Glory For Oscar
Wonderful World Of Sport
Motorboats
Boxing
Horse Racing
Golf
Cards
Food
Mexican Safari
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

CLYDE LITTLEFIELD

'What counts are the friends'

It is now nearly five decades since Clyde Littlefield was the football, basketball and track hero at the University of Texas. He lettered 12 times—a record never equaled at Austin—and played on eight unbeaten teams.

This is an article from the Jan. 26, 1959 issue Original Layout

In 1920 Littlefield returned to Austin to coach track, and since then his name has become synonymous with the great University of Texas teams that have won a total of 23 Southwest Conference championships, produced such runners as Charley Parker, Charley Thomas, Eddie Southern.

In recognition, the other night, came a proud moment of tribute. At a dinner in Dallas, Coach Littlefield was made a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

At such nostalgic times, Clyde Littlefield, a man of old-fashioned equanimity, speaks with feeling about the sport and the men: "Honors are fine for a coach, but really what counts are the friends and the achievements made by the boys he has coached."

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