Life takes twists and turns that are hard to predict. Sometimes they lead us into advantageous situations, and other times they lead us away from our chosen path. The latter has been true for Illini senior Richard Semrau. Once an outstanding basketball prospect, illness and injuries waylaid his career. He is now choosing to graduate and skip his final year of eligibility.
March 3, 2010
The Illinois basketball team could stand some good fortune for a change. A number of injuries and other personnel problems the last two years devastated the team and discouraged the fandom. But maybe, just maybe, there is a positive surprise on the horizon by the name of Rich Semrau. The almost forgotten big man is starting to assert himself.
November 17, 2008
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.- Illinois freshman forward Richard Semrau (Grafton, Ohio/Lutheran West HS) had surgery today at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill., to remove an internal infection that had formed following a serious contusion to the lining of his chest wall nearly two weeks ago.
December 7, 2006
Brumby looks at some of the news articles that are revolving around college athletics for the day and provides some thoughts on them and the world of Illini sports. Today's article focuses on last night's exhibition game against Illinois Wesleyn.
November 8, 2005