JACKSON, Miss.--Tonight a piece of Mississippi history will be aired nationally on ESPN.
The ESPN: 30 for 30 documentary "Ghosts of Ole Miss" will be broadcast at 7 p.m. CST recounting the 1962 Ole Miss football season and how James Meridith's admission to the university was intertwined.
The documentary itself is based off an article with the same name that Mississippi native and ESPN Senior Writer Wright Thompson wrote a few years ago.
"I grew up hearing about this team and wondered why you didn't hear more about them frankly?"
The 1962 Ole Miss football team is still the only undefeated team to date for the rebels and it happened in the middle of one of the South's most well-known and brutal race struggles; right in the middle of the Meredith riots.
"So I just realized there were all these things I thought I knew about 1962, both about Meredith enrolling and this football team but I didn't, " added Thompson.
The documentary will thread together the fabric of one of the most celebrated Ole Miss teams in history and how the environment around them affected the season.
Ultimately it culminates with a team reunion in present day marking 50 years since the vaunted season which Thompson says is very emotional.
"The end of it [the documentary] is just unbelievably emotional and powerful."