IFC to kick off annual Tugs tournament


Nyla Owens

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity tugging against Delta Chi in round one of Tugs. Phi Kappa Psi took the win on monday. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

DeKALB – From Monday to Saturday, the Interfraternity Council is hosting the men’s Tug-O-War (nicknamed “Tugs”) tournament at 912 Edgebrook Drive. Competing in the annual philanthropy tournament are: Phi Kappa Psi, Delta Chi, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Kappa Theta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Sigma Nu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

To buy tickets for the tournament, you can visit IFC’s eventbrite page. Ticket prices range from $10 to $80, and all proceeds go to Hope Haven.

Hope Haven of DeKalb County is a homeless shelter that provides meals, life skill programs and shelter to people before they are re-housed. 

On Saturday, there will be a live DJ, food trucks and a beer tent. The IFC is also hosting an alumni post-party at Fatty’s Pub & Grille. 

Northern Star will be uploading coverage on the Monday through Thursday matchups on YouTube. Saturday’s matches will be live-streamed via YouTube to cover the finals, third, fifth and seventh place. 


2023 men’s Tugs schedule:

  • Match 1: 3:30 p.m. → Phi Kappa Psi vs. Delta Chi
  • Match 2: 5:00 p.m. → Phi Sigma Kappa vs. Phi Kappa Theta


  • Match 3: 3:30 p.m. → Alpha Sigma Phi vs. Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Match 4: 5:00 p.m. → Sigma Nu vs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Match 5: 3:30 p.m. → Loser of M1 vs. Loser of M2
  • Match 6: 5:00 p.m. → Loser of M3 vs. Loser of M4
  • Match 7: 3:30 p.m. → Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2
  • Match 8: 5:00 p.m. → Winner of M3 vs. Winner of M4
  • For 7th place: 10:30 a.m. → Loser of M5 vs. Loser of M6
  • For 5th place: Noon → Winner of M5 vs. Winner of M6
  • For 3rd place: 1:30 p.m. → Loser of M7 vs. Loser of M8
  • For 1st place: 3:00 p.m. → Winner of M7 vs. Winner of M8