Joseph Santoliquito

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Joseph Santoliquito is an award-winning sports writer based in the Philadelphia area.

He has written feature stories for,,,, The Philadelphia Inquirer and also The Philadelphia Daily News. He previously worked as managing editor for Ring Magazine.[1] 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 story on high school wrestler A.J. Detwiler in February 2006 on He received national acclaim for his poignant, in-depth piece on Olympic gold medalist boxer David Reid, which appeared in May 2012 on In 2014, he was elected President of the Boxing Writers Association of America and took over the post 1 January 2015.[2] In February 2015, his story on the website on the smear campaign aimed at the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball program, ranked No. 1 in the country, received national attention.[3] On October 18, 2015, his story for on the speech impediment Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles overcame, garnered local and national applause.[4] On November 18, 2015, he wrote a story on the battle Showtime announcer Mauro Ranallo wages against bipolar disorder for[5] He received national praise throughout the combat sports world in telling Philadelphia 76ers PR president/former UFC PR chief Dave Sholler's inspirational story for on November 10, 2016.[6][7] His story on Samuel "The Tsunami" Teah earned him a first place in the column category for the 2017 BWAA writing awards.[8] On July 31, 2018, his story for brought attention to a fan who blamed Phillies' manager Gabe Kapler for being ejected from Fenway Park.[9] He is the recipient of 29 BWAA writing awards (2 firsts, 6 seconds, 8 thirds and 13 honorabe mentions).

He is a graduate of Temple University, where he was an academic All-America athlete.[10]

Santoliquito currently writes a popular sports blog in the Philadelphia area for


  1. ^ "Joe Santoliquito". 2012-10-22. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. ^ "Joe Santoliquito New BWAA President". 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  3. ^ "One Catholic League Coach Tried to Smear Rival Players to their Future Colleges By Saying They're Illegals". Crossing Broad. 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  4. ^ "Darren Sproles is 5-6 and he stutters - and that may be why he's such a great football player". 2015-10-18. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  5. ^ "Mauro Ranallo: Battling A Stigma". 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  6. ^ national attention throughout the combat sport community.|date=November 2016
  7. ^ "UFC PR wiz Dave Sholler set to home to the Sixers". 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2016-11-10.
  8. ^ "Samuel 'The Tsunami' Teah has been to hell and back". 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  9. ^ "Phillies fan says he was ejected from game at Fenway by manager Gabe Kapler". 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  10. ^ "Joe Santoliquito New BWAA President". 2014-11-17. Retrieved 2015-09-05.