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 14, 2020
The neighborhood didn’t need a radio to find an Eagles-Cowboys score. They could hear the screaming and hollering blocks away from the Judge home, where 14 were cooped up.
September 9, 2020
The familiar voices that used to echo through the NovaCare Complex, Lincoln Financial Field and through the bowels of U.S. Bank Stadium one early-February Sunday in 2018 are gone now.
August 28, 2020
Jeremiah Trotter Jr. won’t have to look far. One inward rotation of his right arm and it’s there, a jagged, somewhat twisted reminder that runs over a foot long, from his elbow to the top of his triceps.
August 11, 2020
Right now, the Flyers are poised to do something that they haven’t done in 45 years — win a Stanley Cup. If they do, it’s because of the uncanny poise and focus of a 6-foot-2, 190-pound goaltender who’s going to turn 22 on Thursday, with a penchant for cheesesteaks, the Eagles and Philadelphia.
August 1, 2020
Just like that, in the sweeping wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it went away. It shouldn’t be forgotten that the Flyers were the hottest team in the National Hockey League on March 12, when the NHL decided to “pause” its season. Prior to the break, Philadelphia had won nine of its last 10 games and 10 of its last 12. The Flyers carried a 41-21-7 record during the truncated regular season, good for 89 points, one point behind the Metropolitan Division-leading Washington Capitals.
July 25, 2020
If anyone knows the sounds of Philadelphia, it has to be Mark DiNardo. The veteran audio/visual operator was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and interned at PRISM.
July 21, 2020
The family meeting would take place in the car ride home from church. That was only one way he could do this, Kevin Stefanski thought. He had to be direct. It had to be face-to-face. That’s the way he’s always done things.
March 13, 2020
The tremors were heard throughout the plane even before the wheels bounced on the runway apron. Pat Chambers just didn’t think the timing was right Thursday night. Though, the murmurs and disgruntled aahs on the Penn State men’s basketball team plane said something. It told Chambers, the Nittany Lions head basketball coach, that his players knew.
March 6, 2020
Midnight green adorns his Hyattsville, Maryland, bedroom. It’s a Philadelphia Eagles shrine in semi-Southern parts. There are pictures of him as a kid, running around wearing a Michael Vick jersey.
March 6, 2020
Joe Burrow made history this past season by becoming the first player from LSU to win the prestigious Maxwell Club College Player of the Year Award.