Phi Sigs crowned Tugs champs


Members of Phi Sigma Kappa tug in the championship match April 26. Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs Championship on the east side of Huskie Stadium.

By Northern Star Staff

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon to take the Tugs Championship title Saturday outside Huskie Stadium.

Sigma Alpha Mu beat Delta Chi to earn fifth place Saturday.

Phi Kappa Theta won against Sigma Nu to go on and earn third place Saturday.

The match for seventh place with Phi Kappa Psi versus Alpha Kappa Lambda was canceled when Alpha Kappa Lambda withdrew due to severe injuries. Phi Kappa Psi automatically placed seventh.

Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison and Cody Bruneau, vice president of community events, said the IFC spent around $15,000 to fund Tugs 2014.

“It goes to everything. We pay security, we pay grounds … materials to actually make the trenches, to make the pit … a million different things,” Morrison said.

The $15,000 also goes toward paying for bleachers, food, shirts and water bottles for the players and attendees and for Event Production Services, which assists in organizing marketing, ticketing and setup for NIU events, Bruneau said.

Profit from ticket sales will go to the IFC. Tickets for regular matches were $5, while tickets for the championship were $10. Also available for purchase were week passes for $20.