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A Kansas baseball team filed a police report after a foreign substance was believed to have been mixed into a water cooler they claimed was provided by an in-state rival.
NBC News reports that possible spiking happened Sunday during a doubleheader between Kansas Wesleyan University and Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., which is home to the Bethany Swedes.
Twitter feed KWU Barstool posted a photo of drum full of liquid that appeared to be mixed with a cloudy contaminate. That tweet alleged the foreign substance was paint thinner. At least paper cup with a label of Gatorade could be seen floating in the murky water.
Lindsborg police, who are investigating the mysterious tampering, said they’d conducted multiple interviews and both schools are cooperating.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics governing body said it was working to ascertain “facts of the situation.” It’s unclear if anyone consumed or was sickened by contents from the container.
Whatever the case, Kansas Wesleyan appeared to have been motivated by the incident. After losing its first game against Bethany College by a score of 8-7, they regrouped for the second half of the doubleheader, which they won in a 33-3 blowout.
The schools are located just over 20 miles apart.