Joseph Santoliquito

Joseph Santoliquito

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.

September 13, 2019

Eagles

Philly Godfather: Bet the over, expect a shootout between Eagles and Falcons in Week 2

Each Friday for PhillyVoice, Steve Maltepes, known as “The Philly Godfather,” will impart his gambling wisdom on the Eagles and where the smart money is going on various pro football games this weekend. Maltepes is one of the nation’s hottest sports betting experts who appears weekly on national radio and has his own website, www.thephillygodfather.com.

September 13, 2019

High School Football

Head coach Tim Roken, 33, poised to continue era of St. Joe's Prep football dominance

Tim Roken looks tired, his eyelids somewhat droopy after another long night of preparation. But it’s a happy fatigue and it’s only early August. Football season hasn’t technically begun, yet he has a full itinerary of things to address, like shoe sizes, barbecue cuisine, helmets, gear allotment and what time practice will begin the next day.

September 12, 2019

NFL

The journey of the Wizard of Oz (also known as South Jersey's Olamide Zaccheaus) to Atlanta

Yet, sometime Sunday night, under the bright lights of national TV, and before the crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium bursts into a frenzy and begins blasting the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, Zaccheaus, or “OZ,” as he’s affectionately known at The Prep, will reflect for a moment on the journey that got him here — an undrafted free agent signed out of Virginia, by way of St. Joseph’s Prep, who made the Atlanta Falcons 53-man roster.

September 12, 2019

High School Football

PhillyVoice high school football top 10: St. Joe Prep’s Keenan Nelson Jr. is 'Stone Cold' shutdown artist

This Friday, on national TV once again, Nelson will be in the eye of another powerhouse storm, IMG Academy, which the Hawks (1-1) will play tonight at 7 p.m. at Rutgers SHI Stadium on ESPNU.

September 10, 2019

NFL

Tainted by justice system, Shawn Oakman yearns for a place in the NFL

In July 2016, Oakman, a 6-foot-8, 280-pound defensive end who is Baylor’s all-time sack leader, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree felony sexual assault. On February 28 of this year, he was found not guilty of all charges. But will he ever get a chance to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL?

September 6, 2019

Betting Odds

Philly Godfather: Tease the Eagles, Ravens in Week 1, watch out for Rams Super Bowl curse

Each Friday for PhillyVoice, Steve Maltepes, known as “The Philly Godfather,” will impart his gambling wisdom on the Eagles and where the smart money is going on various pro football games this weekend. Maltepes is one of the nation’s hottest sports betting experts who appears weekly on national radio and has his own website, www.thephillygodfather.com.

September 4, 2019

High School Football

PhillyVoice high school football top 10: It’s not a bird, a plane, or even Superman, it’s Tysheem Johnson

These things usually start out this way, on a nonchalant whim. Midway through last season, Tysheem Johnson, Neumann-Goretti’s lightning-fast junior tailback, was having his way with the defense during one practice. Bouncing on his toes, feeling good about himself, Johnson was having some fun with his teammates when he laughed and belted out to no one in particular, “Just call me Superman.”

August 19, 2019

College Football

South Jersey's Jonathan Taylor wants to do (more) big things at Wisconsin

As much as he tries to ignore it, he can’t. Jon Taylor tends to be everywhere in Madison, Wisconsin, including highway billboards. The Badgers’ tailback, by way of Salem High School, in South Jersey, will glimpse at a few passing by, flash his mega-watt smile and continue looking ahead.

August 14, 2019

Phillies

Another Phillies fan claims he was ejected by Gabe Kapler, but the team says it may have been a player

Chris Krage had plans on celebrating his 44th birthday on Sunday night watching his favorite baseball team, the Phillies, who just happened to be visiting the stadium he lives nearby, Oracle Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants.

August 8, 2019

NFL

Jeremiah Trotter Jr., just 16, is 'already better than me,' father says

 Jeremiah Jr. was arguably one of the best — if not the best — player on a field full of major Division I-level players.

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