Penn State Monitoring Volcanic Activity

By WTAJ News

Published 08/23 2014 05:26PM

Updated 08/23 2014 05:37PM

UNIVERSITY PARK - A volcanic eruption in Iceland has officials worried about Penn State's scheduled trip to Ireland next week. The Nittany Lions are scheduled to play UCF in the Croke Park Classic next Saturday.

A volcano has erupted in Iceland and according to the Icelandic Meteorological Center, the aviation warning has been raised to the the "Red Level." In 2010 a ash clouds from a volcano in Iceland forced thousands of flights from the United States to Europe to be canceled.

Penn State released the following statement Saturday afternoon:

"Over the past several days we have been talking with officials from UCF, the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) and United Airlines, our charter provider. We continue to monitor the situation and maintain regular communication with all appropriate parties.
 
The safety and welfare of our student-athletes, staff and fans will be at the forefront throughout our discussions. At this time, we are continuing our preparations for the game and for the team to depart Tuesday evening for Dublin."

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