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 8, 2021


An oral history: Boxing legends recall Ali-Frazier I as ‘Fight of the Century’ turns 50

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

Holy Ghost Prep head coach Tony Chapman reaches 900th victory

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


For family of basketball stars, Camden's Dajuan Wagner Jr. proving best may be yet to come

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


Inside the downfall that led to Carson Wentz’s likely exit from Eagles

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

Super Bowl

After going undrafted, Chiefs rookie (and Imhotep grad) Yasir Durant ready for first Super Bowl

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

Tanoh Kpassagnon's journey from Wissahickon HS to Super Bowl LV starter

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


NHL will bring back old school hockey this season, can Flyers survive it?

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


Flyers poised to take another step forward in 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


Three Chester natives — a player, a coach and an exec — look to make a run with Chicago Bears

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


John Kincade's return to Philly airwaves brings his life full circle

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.


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