Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sportswriter based in the Philadelphia area who has written feature stories for SI.com, ESPN.com, NFL.com, MLB.com, Deadspin and The Philadelphia Daily News. In 2006, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a special project piece for ESPN.com called “Love at First Beep.” He is most noted for his award-winning ESPN.com 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
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
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
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
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
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 cancer survivor (and Dodgers prospect) Devin Smeltzer, both on and off the field
April 7, 2018
The chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” were enough to shake the rafters of the soldout Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon.
April 6, 2018
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
Let’s start by trying to forget Dave Hakstol’s wooden demeanor and stoicism.
April 3, 2018
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.