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Tugs delayed due to weather conditions

By Northern Star Staff | April 23, 2014

Tugs matches, originally scheduled for today, will be postponed to Friday due to severe weather conditions, said Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison Wednesday.In the first match Wednesday, Phi Kappa Psi defeated the Fratastic Four. Phi Kappa...

The Fratastic Four, which includes members from Theta Chi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Upsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon, face off with Alpha Kappa Lambda during the first round of Tugs Monday on the east side of Huskie Stadium. Alpha Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon took home victories during the first day of the tournament.

AKL, Phi Kapps, SAE take home Tugs victories for day 1

By Northern Star Staff | April 22, 2014

The first day of Tugs started off with a delay due to rainy weather conditions, said Interfraternity Council President Trevor Morrison.The tournament’s first match started with Alpha Kappa Lambda beating the Fratastic Four, a team made up of Theta Chi,...

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

By Keith Hernandez | April 17, 2014

Everyone has their reasons for tugging.Tugs is a weeklong tug-of-war competition between fraternities and it will start on April 21.Alpha Kappa LambdaJunior economics major Matt Cavanaugh, Alpha Kappa Lambda president and tugger, said his team is ready...

Fraternity puts end to pledging

By Keith Hernandez | March 18, 2014

A national fraternity at NIU eliminated pledging and adopted a policy that aims to equalize the class status between new and full members, effective March 9.Sigma Alpha Epsilon banned its previous new member system in favor of one that discourages hazing...

Phi Sigma Kappa takes home IFC championship

By Sierra Lowe | October 28, 2012

Some will win, others will lose. All Sports Trophies were given by the Interfraternity Council (IFC) to reward fraternities Sunday. Fraternities that accumulated the most points throughout the school year in selected intramural sports won awards. The...

Members of Sigma Pi pull against members of Omega Delta during an NIU IFC Tugs competiton Monday evening near Huskie Stadium.

Fraternities participate in first round of Tugs

By Lauren Dielman | April 16, 2012

Tugs, a NIU fraternity tradition for more than 40 years, began Monday night. While one team is pulling the rope, the other team braces their feet against the trench, sometimes nearly on their backs, to keep from giving up any length that could cost them...

IFC presents All-Sports Awards

By Northern Star Staff | October 24, 2011

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) presented its annual All-Sports awards for the 2010-11 competition at its Monday night meeting. First place was awarded to the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Second place went to Pi Kappa Alpha and third went to Sigma Alpha...

2010 Tugs Champions Phi Sigma Kappa take on the Phi Kappa Sigma and Omega Delta team on Tuesday. Phi Sigma Kappa remains the number one seed after winning the match in three ropes.

Rain won’t stop Greek tugs tournament

By Leah Spagnoli | April 26, 2011

DeKALB | Despite rainy conditions, about 500 people came to see the second day of the annual Tugs tournament on Tuesday. Jeremy Sanchez, Interfraternity Council vice president of Community Events, said he wasn't pleased with the weather. "Despite the...

Jeremy Wicklund accepts the 2009 IFC All Sports Challenge first place award on behalf of Phi Sigma Kappa.

Phi Sigs win trophy for IFC All Sports Challenge

By David Matz | September 20, 2010

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) presented the 2009 IFC All Sports Award Monday night at the IFC weekly meeting in the Campus Life Building Room 100. The All Sports Award is a year round competition between IFC chapters in the Recreational Center Intramural...