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.

March 21, 2019

NCAA Basketball

Fired St. Joe's head coach Phil Martelli: 'I lost my way of life when I lost my job'

Two days later and the pain remains. In the passing days and weeks, it won’t get any easier for Phil Martelli. One of the most arduous chores for the longtime, beloved legendary basketball coach of the St. Joseph’s Hawks still remains: Cleaning out his office for the next coach of the Hawks, after Martelli was told the surprisingly news that he was fired on Tuesday after 24 years on Hawk Hill.

March 21, 2019

Veterans Stadium

A look back at 15 years ago, the day Veterans Stadium imploded

It was surreal, 15 years ago today, watching a chunk of my childhood go up in an enormous dirt plume. Below is the story I wrote with some added changes about a sports venue no one really embraced as they have Citizens Bank Park and Lincoln Financial Field. A large part of that reason was the inanimate, passionless way it stood, like the rest of the other cookie-cutter places to watch ballgames in the 1970s.

March 19, 2019

Betting Odds

Sports betting with 'The Philly Godfather': March Madness sleepers and picks for Final Four, championship

There is an expected $8.1 billion that will be bet on the NCAA Tournament over these next five weeks. According to the American Gaming Association, 29-percent of all Americans think Duke will win the national championship, with an implied probability of 40-percent of winning the national championship.

March 15, 2019


For Delaware's Nasir Adderley, a Hall-of-Fame name was never going to be enough

Adderley, the third cousin of NFL Hall of Famer Herb Adderley, a three-time Super Bowl winner, took an arduous route to arrive on NFL draft boards.

March 7, 2019


When his brother's special-needs basketball clinic shut down, Holy Ghost junior John Burke created his own

Three months ago, Burke, 17, a Holy Ghost junior on the basketball team, had an idea. That thought, first presented to his parents one weekday night while they were watching TV, has blossomed into something singular for over 40 special-needs children in the Bucks County area.

February 28, 2019

High School Football

St. Joseph’s Prep football will have one of nation’s most ambitious schedules in 2019

There is name recognition, with the son of a Hall of Famer, Marvin Harrison Jr., the other, the son of a former beloved Eagle, Jeremiah Trotter Jr., and a national-level quarterback who is getting major Division I attention as a sophomore, 6-foot-3, 200-pound Kyle McCord, who was the Philadelphia Catholic League MVP and who threw for over 280 in the PIAA Class 6A state championship.

February 24, 2019


Flyers' thrilling comeback vs. Penguins was 'most important' win of the season

Jake Voracek has a way about him. The Flyers’ veteran right winger has no filter. Whatever is on his mind bounced right out through his lips. He doesn’t believe in finessing his thoughts and words.

February 20, 2019


Former St. Joe's Prep coach Gabe Infante adjusting to life as Temple Owls assistant

The dimly lit winding backroads can become a little blurry at odd hours of the night. That’s where former St. Joseph’s Prep coach and current Temple running backs coach Gabe Infante finds himself again — on the backroads, learning, growing and combing all of the nooks and crannies, mining every high school in the country for talented players to fill up new Owls’ head coach Rod Carey’s roster.

February 12, 2019


Has Sixers' Elton Brand become the front-runner for NBA Executive of the Year?

Elton Brand laid down the gauntlet: “The window is now; the opportunity is now…who knows how long this window is going to be open?”

February 5, 2019


How 'little brother' Carter Hart has sparked Flyers and helped turn their season around

Carter Hart was curious. He was just 12, sitting in dad’s red Tundra, when he posed a question to his father after a game: “Why do I smell smoke every time the puck bounces off of my facemask?”


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