Volcano threatens Penn St. - UCF game

Volcano threatens Penn St. - UCF game
August 20, 2014, 4:45 pm
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(Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports)

Penn State and Central Florida’s season opener in Ireland next Saturday is now in jeopardy due to the possibility of a volcano eruption (no, the volcano is not James Franklin). 

Due to increased seismic activity underneath an Icelandic volcano named Bárðarbunga, scientists are now warning of a heightened risk of eruption. Though nothing appears to be imminent, the Icelandic Met Office warned of a “heightened or escalating unrest with increased potential of eruption.”

What does a volcano in Iceland have to do with a football game in Ireland? 

In 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland erupted spewing a cloud of ash that grounded 100,000 flights.  Should the volcano erupt, either school may struggle to reach Ireland or return home.

The game is currently slated to be played in Croke Park, Dublin at 8:30 am ET.

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