List of Tennessee Sports Teams: College and Pro Sports Teams in TN

Tennessee Titans

The Volunteer State may be home to the country music capital but it's also home to a number of top pro and college sports teams. Below is a list of all the teams you can cheer on, many of which you can find on Tennessee sportsbooks.

Professional Sports Teams in Tennessee

What's a trip to Tennessee without some pro sports to catch? There are plenty of options to catch a game year round whether you're a local or visiting for the first time.

Below are all the Tennessee professional sports teams you'll find in the state:

Tennessee TitansNFLNashville
Memphis GrizzliesNBAMemphis
Nashville PredatorsNHLNashville
Nashville SCMLSNashville
Memphis 901 FCUSL ChampionshipMemphis
Chattanooga Red Wolves SCUSL League OneChattanooga
Memphis RedbirdsInternational LeagueMemphis
Nashville SoundsInternational LeagueNashville
Chattanooga LookoutsSouthern LeagueChattanooga
Tennessee SmokiesSouthern LeagueKodak
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College Sports Teams in Tennessee

There's not a shortage of Tennessee college sports teams to watch, bet on, and root for. All-in-all there are 22 different Divsion I and Divison 2 schools, 12 of which are D1 programs. You'll find a lot of the teams below available to bet on utilizing whatever Tennessee betting apps you bet from.

Division 1

Austin Peay GovernorsAtlantic SunClarksville
Belmont BruinsMissouri ValleyNashville
Chattanooga MocsSouthernChattanooga
ETSU BuccaneersSouthernJohnson City
Lipscomb BisonsAtlantic SunNashville
Memphis TigersAmericanMemphis
Middle Tennessee Blue RaidersC-USAMurfreesboro
Tennessee Martin SkyhawksOhio ValleyMartin
Tennessee State TigersOhio ValleyNashville
Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesOhio ValleyCookeville
Tennessee VolunteersSECKnoxville
Vanderbilt CommodoresSECNashville

Division 2

Carson–Newman EaglesSouth AtlanticJefferson City
Christian Brothers BuccaneersGulf SouthMemphis
King TornadoCarolinasBristol
Lane DragonsSIACJackson
Lee FlamesGulf SouthCleveland
LeMoyne–Owen MagiciansSIACMemphis
Lincoln Memorial RailsplittersSouth AtlanticHarrogate
Trevecca Nazarene TrojansGreat MidwestNashville
Tusculum PioneersSouth AtlanticTusculum
Union BulldogsGulf SouthJackson

List of All Tennessee Sport Team Nicknames

Between nicknames like the Diamondbacks, Rattlers, and Suns, major sports teams in Arizona have done a great job appealing to their local demographic.


  • 901 FC
  • Grizzlies
  • Lookouts
  • Predators
  • Redbirds
  • Red Wolves SC
  • Sounds
  • Smokies
  • Titans


  • Bisons
  • Blue Raiders
  • Bruins
  • Buccaneers
  • Bulldogs
  • Commodores
  • Dragons
  • Eagles
  • Flames
  • Golden Eagles
  • Magicians
  • Mocs
  • Pioneers
  • Railsplitters
  • Skyhawks
  • Tigers
  • Tornado
  • Trojans
  • Volunteers
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Nashville, TN Sports Teams

Not only is Nashville the capital of Tennessee but it plays host to a number of pro and college sports teams. The top ticket is the NFL's Tennessee Titans who are currently in the process of building a brand new stadium that'll be located on the East Bank of the Cumberland River. The Titans, who competed as the Tennessee Oilers for the first two seasons in TN, have called Music City home since 1997 and currently partnered with the BetMGM Sportsbook.

The NFL isn't the only league with a professional sports team in Nashville. The NHL's Nashville Predators have been a fan favorite for years. Although they, just like the Titans, haven't brought a championship to the city.

You'll also find a number of soccer teams in Nashville including the MLS' Nashville SC. While the team has yet to play in the MLS Championship they've proven committed to the city, building a brand new 30k seat stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

For minor league sports, the Nashville Sounds are a Triple-A affiliate for the Milwaukee Brewers competing at First Horizon Park. With no pro baseball teams in Tennessee, the Sounds are a fun option.

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Memphis, TN Sports Teams

Memphis is a much smaller market than Nashville but still the second-largest in the state of Tennessee. Memphis sports teams are headlined by the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies playing out of the FedEx Forum in downtown Memphis and the NCAA's Memphis Tigers.

Championships have been just as hard to come by in Memphis as they have in Nashville. Since the arrival of Ja Morant, or at least when he's available to be on the court, Grizzlies games have become an exciting ticket. Whether you use TN sports betting promo codes on bet on the Grizzlies or not they're a fun watch when Morant suits up.

Minor league baseball is also a great ticket when visiting Memphis or just looking for a night out. The Memphis Redbirds, triple-A affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals, play at AutoZone Park.

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