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.
March 8, 2021
Those old enough know where they were 50 years on this date, Monday, March 8, 1971. It’s one of those indelible moments in sports history, and it involved an event at a time that transcended sports and may never be repeated.
March 5, 2021
High School Basketball
When they were refurbishing the Firebird Field house on the Holy Ghost Prep campus about 15 years ago, some students passing through the gym noticed a four-foot stretch of faded hardwood in front of the Holy Ghost Prep bench. It had eroded through time to a worn sepia tone, darker in contrast to the rest of the hardwood basketball court.
February 26, 2021
The family heirlooms were cultivated mostly in empty gyms, which echoed the chorus of squeaking sneakers and came in the forms of a deft shooting touch, boundless work ethic and the occasional family elbow to create some spacing.
February 8, 2021
Two years ago, no one thought this would be possible. A year ago, after a massive contract extension, it seemed even less plausible. Now, a divorce between Carson Wentz and the Eagles seems inevitable. How did this happen? Can Wentz be fixed? And where do both sides go from here?
February 5, 2021
Yasir Durant sat stunned on the family sofa for three days last April in his parent’s Mt. Airy home and watched 255 names go by. The 6-foot-6, 331-pound 2016 Imhotep Charter School graduate thought he would be one of them, thought he had to be one of them.
February 3, 2021
Super Bowl LV
Sometime this coming Sunday afternoon in the bowels of Raymond James Stadium, Tanoh Kpassagnon may close his eyes, take a moment and reflect as he’s padding up. He may think back to the lanky young man walking the hallways of Wissahickon High School one spring weekday afternoon in 2011.
January 13, 2021
The parking lot outside of the Wells Fargo Center may be barren, with the COVID-19 protocols still in place this coming Flyers’ season. However, there may be a transformation taking place inside each time the Flyers touch the ice.
January 12, 2021
The Philadelphia Flyers will be a good team this season. That much is certain. Alain Vigneault is a very good coach. That much is certain. Goaltender Carter Hart is a budding superstar. That much appears certain.
January 8, 2021
Deep in the city of Chester, amid the pot holes, crabgrass growing through cracked concrete, soundtrack of police sirens and the side street muck that attracts stray dogs, lies its heartbeat—its people, many of the unseen faces who do extraordinary things that waft through the shadows.
December 22, 2020
On Monday, January 4, the 56-year-old Broomall, Delaware County native, Cardinal O’Hara and Temple graduate will be debating again — with an entire city, his city, when the “John Kincade Show” is baptized as the flagship program for 97.5 The Fanatic’s new morning drive show from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.