— Southland Strong — The Katy Kids Dribble scheduled for Saturday morning at the Merrell Center will also be cancelled. “While this announcement creates considerable inconvenience for many fans, these measures are being taken with the health and well-being of the tournament’s participants in mind, including student-athletes and coaches,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “This is of the utmost importance as we’re seeing similar issues across the country with other sporting events, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in the coming weeks. The Southland will continue monitor and to take necessary precautions through the weeks ahead as other competition and championship events are scheduled.” Beginning with Thursday’s women’s first round and men’s second round games, arena entry will be restricted to participating teams, game officials, tournament staff, spirit groups (at each institution’s discretion), credentialed media, other support personnel, and family members included on the team’s official pass list. There will be no entry allowed for ticket holders and no opportunity to purchase tickets at the Merrell Center. In the near future, the Southland and its member institutions will provide a refund policy to fans who have purchased tickets. All games of the Southland Tournament are being televised as scheduled, with all preliminary contests being shown live on ESPN+. Saturday’s men’s championship game will be shown live on ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. Central, while Sunday’s women’s title game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network at 1 p.m. Central. KATY, TX – The Southland Conference has announced it will limit attendance beginning Thursday morning at the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments at the Leonard E. Merrell Center, due to precautions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Clients Spotify and HISTORY both received bronze honors in the ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Hashtag’ categories, respectively – Spotify rocked the release of #BeatlesonSpotify with an emoji-driven social campaign, while HISTORY ransacked pop culture through a series of ‘Hashtag Raids’ on Twitter and Tumblr for the season three premiere of Vikings. We’re thrilled to announce that 360i and four of our client partners have been honored in the 8th Annual Shorty Awards – recognizing the best of the best in social media.360i client HBO was named a winner in the ‘Best Use of Gamification’ category for rallying the realm and creating excitement for the season five premiere of Game of Thrones with the #CatchDrogon social challenge. Additionally, 360i client A&E Television won in the ‘Tumbr’ category for it’s first-ever creation of a Tumblr Fan Art digital step and repeat on the red carpet at the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the year’s Shorty Awards and a special congrats to the team at 360i and our client partners.Cover photo via Mashable.