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A graphic shows the schedule of Match 1 of the 2023 womens tugs tournament. The Panhellenic Council is set to host the 2023 womens tugs tournament on Wednesday and Saturday. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

Panhellenic Council to host 2023 women’s Tugs tournament

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | November 6, 2023

DeKALB – The Panhellenic Council is set to host the annual women’s tug of war (nicknamed “Tugs”) tournament on Wednesday and Saturday at 912 Edgebrook Drive. The tournament is an annual philanthropy event that will donate a portion of proceeds...

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...

Delta Chi cheers on the women of Delta Gamma in Womens Tugs in 2021.

Sororities set to participate in annual Tugs tournament

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | October 18, 2022

DeKALB – Panhellenic Council Tugs will be hosting its tug-of-war tournament on Wednesday and Saturday at 1201 N. Stadium Drive. This will continue the annual sororities tournament between Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha and Sigma Sigma Sigma competing...

Sigma Nu second rope tuggers secure the white center marker on the rope during their tug-of-war match against Phi Sigma Kappa on Saturday.

Sigma Nu wins 2022 IFC Men’s Tugs Championship

By Jordan Radloff | April 23, 2022

A crowd of NIU students, staff and alumni gathered Saturday afternoon to cheer on the finalists of the 2022 InterFraternity Council Men’s Tugs competition. Sigma Nu took home the first place trophy after defeating Phi Sigma Kappa in two rounds of tug-of-war. Prior...

The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha walk out into the trenches on Oct. 22 on the field outside the Rec Center for the first round of Womens Tugs. They were coached by fraternity Phi Kappa Psi.

Spotlight: Women’s Tugs 2021

By Summer Fitzgerald | October 23, 2021
Moments from Women's Tugs 2021.

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...

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...

Delta Zeta wins Tugs for 8th straight year

By Ashley Morse | October 26, 2014

Delta Zeta tugged its way to an eighth consecutive championship win in an event Kara Homolka, the sorority’s Tugs team captain, said was “great” for bringing together the Greek community.The Women’s Tugs tournament kicked off Friday at University...

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...