Tempe's 'A' Mountain painted red and blue

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

TEMPE, Ariz. – It looks like some Wildcats fans got a jump-start on a football tradition in Arizona and it fueled a little rivalry in the 3TV studio.

The usually gold "A" on "A" Mountain near Arizona State University in Tempe sported red and blue Monday morning.

Helicopter pilot and ASU alum Bruce Haffner wonders if University of Arizona grad April Warnecke had something to do with it.

"I didn't do it," the meteorologist claimed.

Around the time of the annual ASU-UA football game, fans and students of each university try to paint their rival's "A" with their own school colors.

Haffner said it seemed a little early for U of A fans to make the trek up the mountain, but "Good Morning Arizona" anchor Scott Pasmore thinks ASU fans got outsmarted "because everybody was expecting it a couple days before the game, which is still three weeks away or so."

Traffic reporter Gina Maravilla would like to remind everyone that ASU is ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll after beating Notre Dame on Saturday.

U of A is ranked 17th after a Homecoming win over Colorado.

The Sun Devils and Wildcats will settle things on the field on Nov. 28 in Tucson.

Arizona State beat Arizona last year 58-21.