Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for,,,, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning feature on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006, which appeared on SportsCenter. In 2015, he was elected president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

April 22, 2018


Flyers can’t hold back Penguins as they watch their season come to an end

This was inevitable. It was the underlying feeling that permeated the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. A blown lead, a squandered two-goal lead, a wasted short-handed goal, a blasted great effort by Sean Couturier, who revealed was playing with a torn MCL in his right knee, would come to fruition.

April 21, 2018

NFL Draft

Mike McGlinchey would love to play for hometown Eagles — but will Penn Charter grad be there at No. 32?

As the date nears, Mike McGlinchey is trying not to pay attention to the myriad mock drafts and white noise surrounding next week’s NFL Draft. It’s not easy for the towering 6-foot-9, 312-pound, four-year starting Notre Dame offensive tackle and 2013 Penn Charter grad.

April 19, 2018


It wasn’t Nolan Patrick’s fault the Flyers were horrible in Game 5 loss to Pittsburgh

The smooth, round babyface implies a razor hasn’t touched his chin yet. He’s too young to buy a beer in this city, or even enter a bar, and way too young to carry an NHL team.

April 15, 2018


Penguins plow past Flyers in 5-1 laugher to reclaim home-ice advantage

The three women juggling sandwiches and soft drinks in the Wells Fargo Center main concourse were at the eye of a derisive tornado. The trio was from a place no one heard of a few hours from Philadelphia, though were bold enough to deck themselves out in black and yellow Pittsburgh Penguins’ gear and bear the brunt of every stare that passed them.

April 11, 2018


Flyers don't see themselves as underdogs against reigning champion Penguins

VORHEES, N.J. — Back when they wore Carolina blue, the Pittsburgh Penguins used to be considered the joke across the state. Flyers’ backup goalie Bobby Taylor would always be in the net against the hapless Pens to give Bernie Parent a break. The Flyers would routinely pound Pittsburgh, until something happened in the mid-1980s: Mario Lemieux arrived and the fortunes of two NHL franchises reversed. 

April 10, 2018


How Chase Utley inspired local cancer survivor (and Dodgers prospect) Devin Smeltzer, both on and off the field

How Chase Utley inspired cancer survivor (and Dodgers prospect) Devin Smeltzer, both on and off the field

April 7, 2018


Giroux puts finishing touches on MVP-worthy season as Flyers clinch playoff berth

The chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” were enough to shake the rafters of the soldout Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon. 

April 6, 2018


The enigmatic Flyers are still searching for their endgame

One of the most maddening seasons in recent team history looks like it will provide at least one more maddening game — and probably more – after the Flyers came back to beat the visiting Carolina Hurricanes, 4-3, Thursday night.

April 4, 2018


Roenick: Flyers could make some noise in playoffs – and Hakstol is a big reason why

Let’s start by trying to forget Dave Hakstol’s wooden demeanor and stoicism. 

April 3, 2018

Penn State

HBO’s 'Paterno' is brilliant (and scathing) in capturing a dark, sordid piece of sports history

The noise around Joe Paterno during his final days at Penn State must have been deafening. That's something HBO’s ambitious and brilliant new movie, "Paterno," makes apparent right from the outset.

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