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Reigning Tugs champions Sigma Nu defeats Phi Sigma Kappa during the championship match. Sigma Nu is the 2023 Tug Champions, making this their second consecutive title.  (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Tugs dynasty: Sigma Nu captures second straight title

By Zachary Bertram and Alex Crowe | April 22, 2023

DeKALB – Sigma Nu swept Phi Sigma Kappa 2-0 to win back-to-back Tugs championship. In addition to Sigma Nu taking first place and Phi Sigma Kappa finishing in second place, Phi Kappa Psi defeated Alpha Sigma Phi 2-0 to clinch the third place trophy. To...

Intramural softball week three

By Dre Range | September 22, 2016

DeKALB | In week three of the 2016 softball intramural league season, there were a couple key teams to keep track of.One of the teams, Phi Kappa Psi (1-1), was coming off a heart crushing loss last week to Phi Sigma Kappa.Phi Kappa Psi started the game...

Phi Sigma Kappa wins two

By Eddie Garcia | September 19, 2016

DeKALB | This week in the Greek “B” league, Phi Sigma Kappa defeated both Phi Kappa Theta and Phi Kappa Psi in two secure victories, 47-0 and 47-8.

In both games, Phi Sigma Kappa relied on good offense and outstanding defense as the team combined for eight total passing touchdowns and six interceptions, four of which resulted in a pick-six — when the intercepting team returns the interception for a touchdown.

Phi Sigma Kappa, while disappointed on giving up a score in their second game, will look to improve next week.

“We’re trying to work together to keep a shutout every game,” said Noah Tederis, sophomore Phi Sigma Kappa member.

Teams look to work together in hopes of winning the four-week long tournament, which began last week.

The journey to the championship resumes 6 p.m. today with Delta Chi battling Sigma Nu in the Greek “A” league and the other Phi Kappa Sigma versus Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Greek “B” league on the Outdoor Recreation Sport Complex fields one and two.

Phi Sigma Kappa wins with walk-off

By Dre Range | September 15, 2016

DeKALB | Week two of the fall 2016 intramural softball league saw a thrilling end between two Greek-League teams, Phi Kappa Psi (1-0) and Phi Sigma Kappa (1-0) that ended in a 14-13 win for Phi Sigma Kappa on a walk-off grand slam.Phi Kappa Psi came out...

PSK beats SAE in Tugs rematch

By Northern Star staff | May 2, 2016

After falling to Sigma Alpha Epsilon in the Tugs championship last year, Phi Sigma Kappa beat Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Saturday to claim the 2016 title.The last day of the tournament featured four matches, including Delta Chi versus Sigma Nu, Phi Kappa...

Tugs 2016: Phi Sigma Kappa looks to avenge 2015 Tugs loss

By Krystal Ward | April 14, 2016

While Pi Kappa Alpha had a dominant run in NIU Tugs from 1971 to 2010, winning all but nine titles, Phi Sigma Kappa has enjoyed a recent string of success, winning its first championship in 2010 before pulling off a three-peat from 2012-14 and losing...

Feed’em Soup needs $35K to prevent closure

By Alexander Chettiath | March 3, 2016

Feed’em Soup Community Project is searching for $35,000 in funds and donations to reduce the possibility of closure.Feed’em Soup, 251 E. Lincoln Highway, offers buffet-style food services free of charge to the public. It also hosts a pop-up food pantry...

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.

Tugs tournament starts April 20

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

The annual Tugs tournament begins April 20 after four months of preparation from competitors.Tugs is a week-long tug of war competition that will run April 20-25 on the east side of Huskie Stadium. The championship match is April 25.Greek organizations...

Castle Challenge basketball match raises $59K for DeKalb, Sycamore high schools

By Rosie Villegas | February 2, 2015

Friday’s 15th annual Castle Challenge concluded with a win for Sycamore women’s basketball, DeKalb men’s basketball and $59,000 for the schools to split.Castle Bank pairs up with NIU and local and national organizations to support the DeKalb High...

DeKalb residents line up outside of Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., Sept. 9, 2014, to receive food donations. 

Feed’em Soup still in debt, but getting help

By Linda Loya | September 24, 2014

Feed’em Soup is still struggling to make ends meet, but it will use fundraisers and student help to pay off its debt, according to its executive director.In April, the community service project, which feeds community members in need at a reduced cost,...

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.

Phi Sigs crowned Tugs champs

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2014

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...

Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon to face off in Tugs Championship

By Northern Star Staff | April 25, 2014

Phi Sigma Kappa defeated Sigma Nu to advance to the Tugs Championship, where they will face Sigma Alpha Epsilon 4:30 p.m. Saturday.In the first match, Sigma Alpha Mu beat Phi Kappa Psi and in the second match, Delta Chi defeated Alpha Kappa Lambda Friday.All...