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Going, going, gone - Knoxville's defunct sports franchises

For every established team like the Tennessee Smokies or Knoxville Ice Bears, there are teams like the Knoxville Noise or Tennessee Thundercats that came and went.

William Winnett

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Published: 3:36 PM EDT September 18, 2023
Updated: 3:49 PM EDT September 18, 2023

East Tennessee has a rich and storied history with local sports teams. Organizations like the Knoxville Ice Bears and Tennessee Smokies have become mainstays in our area. However, there have been a multitude of franchises that only spent "a cup of coffee" in Knoxville before dissolving and being forgotten. 

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