USC employees cover Tommy Trojan in a tarp and duct tape Monday to protect the statue from potential vandalism from UCLA fans. The statues of George Tirebiter and Traveler were also boxed and taped, and will be guarded by members of the Trojan Knights throughout the week.

‘Tis the season … for extra Rivalry Week precautions

The decades-old tradition of “protecting” Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear has started a bit early this year, with each school already mounting precautions against vandalism. As of this past weekend, both Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear are already prepared for any possible defacing. Tommy is wrapped in duct tape and will soon be […]