Earl Austin Jr. has been covering the local St. Louis sports scene for more than 30 years.

He is the sports editor of the St. Louis American Newspaper as well as the color analyst for the Saint Louis University men’s basketball team for 28 seasons.

He is also the founder of the Earltimeupdate, a social media sports network where he covers high school sports in the St. Louis area via his twitter account, @earlaustinjr.

Earl is a 1982 graduate of McCluer High School and a 1986 graduate of Lindenwood University where he was a basketball standout.