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We're not entirely sure why Penn State and Central Florida decided to play a game in Ireland, but this weird idea could now be in jeopardy due to a big-ass volcano that is fitting to fuck everything up.


From an AP report:

Iceland's Civil Protection Department said Wednesday that about 500 people were evacuated from the highlands part of the Vatnajokull glacier. The action was taken as a precaution following thousands of small earthquakes recently near Bardarbunga, a sub-glacial stratovolcano under the glacier.

UCF departs for Ireland Aug. 26 for its Aug. 30 game. Athletics spokesman Andy Seeley said school officials are monitoring the situation.

Iceland is separated from Ireland by the Atlantic Ocean and about 900 miles, but a volcanic eruption in Iceland could produce volcanic ash and potentially affect flights to Europe. More than 100,000 flights were cancelled following the 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajokul volcano.


Hopefully this brush with mother nature keeps future Penn State and Central Florida games near the cows or theme parks where they belong.


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