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Volcano could disrupt Penn State-UCF in Ireland

Volcano herdubreid in Iceland

Although it could be taking place about 900 miles away, a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland could put the season opener between Penn State and UCF in Ireland at risk.

Penn State and UCF, the defending AAC champions from 2013, are scheduled to play the Croke Park Classic on Saturday, August 30, but getting there could prove to be difficult. Officials in Iceland are monitoring the developments and stability of a sub-glacial volcano following a series of small earthquakes that caused the evacuation of 500 people. If the volcano does erupt, it could fill the sky with volcanic ash that would interfere with air travel to Ireland.

According to the Associated Press, more than 100,000 flights have to be cancelled following a 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokul volcano in Iceland. Both Penn State and UCF are scheduled to leave for Ireland next week, days before the game, so both schools are paying close attention to the developments. For now, the game is still on, and odds are the schools will find a way to get there. Fans looking to make the trip, on the other hand, could run into more troubles.

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6 Responses to “Volcano could disrupt Penn State-UCF in Ireland”
  1. bonnovi says: Aug 20, 2014 7:24 PM

    Is this volcano’s name as unpronounceable as “Eyjafjallajokul”?

  2. lastdukestreetking says: Aug 20, 2014 7:24 PM

    UCF screwed their home fans by moving this game. A little karma would be good.

  3. bonnovi says: Aug 20, 2014 7:48 PM

    OK, the volcano’s name is “Bárðarbunga.” Not quite as bad, but I’m not sure how to pronounce the accent above the O.

  4. tigersfandan says: Aug 20, 2014 9:46 PM

    This is a new one.

  5. Ian's Rushtache says: Aug 21, 2014 8:21 AM

    In regards to the volcano names, it could be worse. Imagine if the volcano was in Wales. Yikes.

  6. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Aug 21, 2014 12:43 PM

    Ireland shouldn’t have cancelled the Garth Brooks concerts

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