Given the hoops mania, though, the gym is the largest in the state, capable of holding 3,000-plus rabid fans.
Education is a series of hoops to jump through, not a process of self-improvement or self-discovery.
But even in hoops McHale should be able to handle the REM frontman, who attended the University of Georgia.
late 12c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *hop, from Proto-Germanic *hopa-, a Low German-Frisian word (cf. Old Frisian hop, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoep "hoop," Old Norse hop "a small bay"). As something someone jumps through (on horseback) as a circus trick, by 1793. Figurative use of jump through hoops by 1917. The verb is from mid-15c. Hoop-petticoat is attested from 1711. As a surname, Hooper, literally "maker of hoops" is early 13c.
A basketball player (1940s+ Basketball)
Having to do with basketball: a hoop