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FSU's Curry treated for rapid heartbeat

Published Oct. 8, 2005

Florida State freshman Avery Curry is expected back at practice Monday after a procedure by an Atlanta cardiologist to treat a rapid heartbeat, school officials said Friday.

Curry, 20, is competing for the starting point-guard job with the Seminoles. The fast heartbeat, a condition known as Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, was discovered during a routine physical.

Dr. Harry Kopelman treated Curry at St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. Curry was kept overnight for observation and will be given an EKG today before he is cleared for practice.

The 6-foot-2 Curry led Tallahassee Rickards to the 1993 Class 3A state high school championship. He spent last year at a New England prep school.

Collins' injury adds

to Duke problems

DURHAM, N.C. _ Chris Collins, one of three returning starters at Duke, had surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Collins wasn't guaranteed a starting spot, but his absence does mean the Blue Devils' three heralded freshman guards _ Steve Wojciechowski, Trajan Langdon and Ricky Price _ might find a place in the lineup sooner than expected.

Also to be determined is the status of starting point guard Jeff Capel, whose academic progress is being monitored closely.

As if that isn't enough, coach Mike Krzyzewski is experiencing back problems and is likely to have surgery soon. Krzyzewski, bothered by the condition since last summer, has missed several Duke practices.

Baylor reviewing

coach's status

HOUSTON _ Baylor is reviewing Darrel Johnson's status as coach, school president Herbert Reynolds said.

In a statement issued late Thursday afternoon, Reynolds said Baylor is reviewing Johnson's "performance as the individual responsible" for the basketball program.

Reynolds said he expects the evaluation to be done in a few weeks.

The NCAA enforcement staff is reviewing a report prepared by the Southwest Conference accusing Johnson's program of NCAA rules violations in 28 areas.

Reynolds put the team on two years' probation for NCAA rules violations by players who cheated on correspondence courses.

The program also is the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are attempting to determine whether the activities of Bears coaches violated federal wire- and mail-fraud statutes.

The players who were involved are gone, but Reynolds declared the team ineligible for post-season play. He also said the university will return all television money from last season and cut scholarships and the assistant coaching staff.

Around the nation

Southern Cal: Senior forward Tremayne Anchrum, a two-year starter, had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee and will miss the season. Anchrum, who injured his knee during Thursday's practice, will redshirt and return for the 1995-96 season. He has averaged 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in three seasons at Southern Cal. He averaged 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds last season.

Tennessee: New coach Kevin O'Neill is instilling his expectations for the "student" roles of his student athletes. There are six practice sessions a week of 2{ to three hours. There is a supervised, two-hour study hall five nights a week, Sunday through Thursday. Players must attend four of the five study halls. Coaches pick which night they get off.