If they make it, we’re going to be there

Ever since 1968, when Carolina played UCLA in the finals, the Don ’63 and Pat Weathers ’65 have been to nearly every Final Four the Tar Heels have competed in.

They keep a small piece of paper listing the cities that hosted the Final Fours they have been to throughout the years. The cities with stars next to them are the extra special years—when Carolina cut down the nets at the national championship.

The trips still stir the same excitement as their first one in 1968, and it’s a tradition the Weathers have no plans to stop.

“It’s a family tradition with the Tar Heels,” Don said. “It’s the Tar Heel family. If they make it to the Final Four, we’re going to be there.”

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