Small College Ball Gets Testy

Sometimes, sports rivalries can go a little too far.

Bethany College is investigating an allegation someone associated with its baseball program deliberately contaminated a water cooler used by its opponent this past weekend.

Athletic director Laura Moreno confirmed the investigation, and declined further comment.

Kansas Wesleyan University athletic director Steve Wilson said a KWU player or staff member discovered a foreign substance had been mixed into the team’s water during a doubleheader Sunday.

He said it is common practice for the home team – Bethany in this case – to provide water for the visitor.

Wilson declined further comment, including whether any players, coaches, or support staff drank the water or became ill.

The teams split the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader, with Kansas Wesleyan winning the second game 33-2.

Kansas Wesleyan and Bethany are 22 miles apart in central Kansas, and are longtime rivals in athletics.