Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 4, 2013

Sports in Brief: 01/04/2013



Crystal Mountain set for series opener

Crystal Mountain will host the opener of the Michigan Monster Energy Winter Cup Series this weekend.

The event showcases snowsports Saturday.

Competitors will negotiate multiple rails, boxes, and big air-launching hits in Crystal's Tuck's Terrain Park as they battle for a share of more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.

Crystal is the first of three stops on the series, with events planned for Boyne Highlands and Shanty Creek in February.

The competition begins Saturday night under the lights at 6 p.m.

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Schwartz, staff to coach Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. — Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and his assistants will direct the South squad in the Senior Bowl, and Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and his staff will run the North team.

"I think there is some insight involved in getting to know those guys over a course of the week," Schwartz said Thursday.