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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...

‘A’ league plays in downpour

By Eddie Garcia | September 26, 2016

Eddie GarciaStaff WriterDeKALB | You can still feel the energy in the air after Thursday night’s flag football double header with Omega Delta (0-2-0) versus Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1-1-0) and Sigma Alpha Mu (2-0-0) versus Tau Kappa Epsilon (1-1-0).Omega...

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.

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...

Senior kinesiology major Nick Natalizio tugs for Sigma Nu during an April 20, 2015, tugs match.

Tugs 2016: Sigma Nu looks to reach higher seed

By Krystal Ward | April 14, 2016

Senior kinesiology major Nick Natalizio tugs for Sigma Nu during an April 20, 2015, tugs match.

Huskies to be available for petting outside Stevenson Hall

By Northern Star staff | September 30, 2015

Students will have the chance to spend time with huskies today outside of Stevenson Hall.Sigma NU will hold Pet the Huskies, an event in which students will be able to interact with huskies from Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue, 27779 Five Points Road...

SA senator faces charges of leaking election info to Lupstein ticket

By Ashley Morse | April 9, 2015

A Student Association senator who serves on the SA Board of Elections will face charges of disclosing election information to the Voice of Change ticket at a Sunday hearing.Screenshots of text messages between Senator Jake Swick and Voice of Change members...

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...

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

Greek Row gears up for Tugs

By Keith Hernandez | April 16, 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...

Members of Phi Sigma Kappa pull their way to victory in the finals of the NIU IFC Tugs competition during last years competition.

Tugs: A history of brotherhood, tradition among Greeks

By Keith Hernandez | April 10, 2014

There is a sound every tugger longs to hear from the start of training in January: “This is for real! High bank, are you ready? Low bank, are you ready? Tuggers ready. Tuggers set. Tug!”There is a long history behind these words, which have been announced...