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.

June 10, 2021

NFL

'Finished Business' tells the recent history of Philly sports through the story of Ray Didinger

The Prince of the City’s sports soul would rather that you don’t call him that. He would much rather have you call him “Ray,” short for Ray Didinger.

June 8, 2021

High Schools

The pandemic was tough for high school athletes, especially the girls

The pandemic was tough for high school athletes, especially the girls

June 1, 2021

NFL

Philly native — and NFL Coach of the Year — Kevin Stefanski has a tough act to follow in Year 2

He made Will and Gabe converts. If Kevin Stefanski deserved an award for anything in the 2020 COVID-19 challenged NFL season, it may have been for that alone: Turning his 11- and 9-year-old sons into avid Cleveland Browns’ fans.

May 27, 2021

College Football

La Salle High School grad Jimmy Morrissey is Philly’s football “Rocky”

The shadow crept its way across Jimmy Morrissey’s bedroom desk over a small, white legal pad on a fading January afternoon in 2016, and whispered in his ear “too slow,” “too short,” “too small,” and that “you’re not good enough for a full scholarship.”

May 25, 2021

NFL

After controversial finish, Giants coach Joe Judge ready to take next step in Year 2

The New York Giants had not won a game yet and Joe Judge was smiling under a drenched blue cap dripping rain from its bill on a dreary, overcast October weekday. He speaks in matter-of-fact tones. He hears himself in matter-of-fact tones. He can be very demanding. He can be very critical. He doesn’t play rock, paper, scissors.

May 20, 2021

TV

Meet Brad of Berwyn – creator of HBO’s hit show 'Mare of Easttown'

Brad Ingelsby, creator of HBO's 'Mare of Easttown' talks about how his experiences growing up Berwyn, Chester County and his family in Delaware County inspired the plot and characters of his show, and he describes how Kate Winslet carefully constructed lead character Mare Sheehan.

April 29, 2021

NFL Draft

From offense to defense, from Philly to the NFL, Mark Webb is ready to play

After his first collegiate game, the 2017 Archbishop Wood graduate found himself at a critical crossroads: Stay at Georgia and start over at cornerback, or transfer out to another school where he could play wide receiver. Webb stayed.

April 28, 2021

NFL

Meet Andre Odom, the NFL agent who never should've been

The eerie, creaky door always had a way of telling the temperature of the small, bare apartment devoid of any presence or personality. If the door closed with the metallic slam of a prison cell, there would be trouble. If it hummed shut with a subtle click, there would be none.

April 26, 2021

Football

Philly is starting to get a reputation as a football town — and it has nothing to do with the Eagles

During the course of Thursday’s NFL Draft, two players from the Philadelphia area may be selected in the first round, Archbishop Wood’s Kyle Pitts, definitely, and possibly Neumann-Goretti’s Christian Barmore. Three NFL head coaches, the Buffalo Bills’ Sean McDermott, New York Giants’ Joe Judge and Cleveland Browns’ Kevin Stefanski, the 2020 NFL Coach of the Year, will be determining the future of their franchises.

April 22, 2021

High School Football

High school football's return to Philly is saving lives

Northeast High defensive end Ken Talley is a walking, talking reality show. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound junior is engaging, funny, a human quote machine with a calculator for a brain. He misses nothing — on or off the field.

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