Here’s a headline we didn’t think we’d see today: the Penn State-UCF season opener in Ireland is being threatened by an Iceland volcano. According to a report from the Associate Press, the Nittany Lions and Knights have a seismic problem on their hands. The teams are keeping an eye on the situation prior to their departure for next week’s game.
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.
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.
Volcano jeopardizing a college football game? Hollywood couldn’t even write a script this crazy. Okay, maybe anything is possible after Sharknado.
Between this, Braxton Miller’s season-ending injury, and Notre Dame’s dismissal of four starters, this season promises to be one wild ride, and it hasn’t even started yet.