UCLA Entrance Sign Vandalized to Read "USC"
WESTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- UCLA takes on cross-town rival USC this Saturday at the Rose Bowl, but the first salvo in the war this week was fired in Westwood.

That's where a UCLA sign at the northern entrance to the campus on Sunset Boulevard was vandalized to read "USC."

Pranksters crossed out the letters "L" and "A" with red paint, and then added an "S" to spell out "USC."

Surrounding the sign, red and yellow spray paint seemingly depict two penises.

It wasn't clear when the vandalism occurred.

Student Sean Murphy told the Daily Bruin that she came across the vandalized sign while on a run at about 8:30 a.m Monday.

UCLA campus police say they increase patrols around the Bruin Bear and Pauley Pavilion during rivalry week leading up to the big game.

Meantime, at USC, students were camped out guarding the university's Tommy Trojan statue against any possible vandalism attempts.