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December 4, 1992 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a few hours Saturday night, old friends will become foes when Loyola Marymount meets 23rd-ranked Nevada-Las Vegas at Gersten Pavilion. The game pits John Olive, the first-year Loyola coach, against Rollie Massimino, who will be making his regular-season debut as UNLV's coach. Olive was the top assistant under Massimino the last seven years at Villanova. When Massimino began coaching at Villanova in 1973, Olive was his first recruit.
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April 8, 1992 | ROB FERNAS
To celebrate his hiring as Loyola Marymount's basketball coach, John Olive flew to Las Vegas on Monday night and had pasta with Rollie Massimino, the new coach at Nevada Las Vegas. "We laughed and cried and talked about all the things that I have to look forward to," said Olive, who was Massimino's top assistant for the last seven seasons at Villanova. Olive also said he spent a good portion of the meal double-talking his way around Massimino's attempts to get Loyola on UNLV's schedule.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - John Oliver will have the crab cakes - but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if he'd like anything else - perhaps some soup or salad? He declines with a polite insistence that suggests he's not quite used to all the luxurious trappings. Then, as soon as the waitress leaves the room, he launches into a riff about possibly sinister deeds going on behind the scenes at HBO. "I don't know what happens here," he says, "This is, like, unsettlingly nice.
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April 7, 1992 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The westward migration of the Villanova coaching staff will continue today when John Olive, the top assistant for the Wildcats, is named basketball coach at Loyola Marymount. Olive's hiring is expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference, a week after Rollie Massimino ended a 19-year run as Villanova's coach to take over the Nevada Las Vegas program. Olive, 36, replaces Jay Hillock, who was fired last month after coaching Loyola to a 31-28 record in two seasons.
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November 24, 1995 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loyola Marymount Coach John Olive says he is not concerned about the 26-56 record the Lions posted under his leadership the last three seasons. Nor is he concerned about losing his job. He was hired to bring respectability back to an ailing basketball program and, he says, he is doing just that. "When I took over, the program was fairly down," Olive says. "The great teams of the past [Paul Westhead's teams from 1985-90] had moved on, the players graduated. Recruiting had been poor.
SPORTS
April 24, 1992 | ROB FERNAS
Bill Mazurie, a 6-foot-3 guard who led Cerritos College to the state community college championship last season, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Loyola Marymount. Loyola's first recruit under new Coach John Olive, Mazurie was named most valuable player of the state community college tournament after scoring a career-best 32 points in the semifinals against Ventura and 30 in an 89-87 victory over West Valley in the title game. Mazurie, a sophomore, averaged 17.3 points, 5.
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February 3, 1996 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't the biggest game in town Friday night, not with the somewhat more publicized matchup at the nearby Forum. But it was big for Loyola Marymount Coach John Olive. The Lions, sparked by the second-half shooting of forward Ben Ammerman, turned a close game into a fairly decisive 83-69 West Coast Conference victory over Gonzaga before 1,672 at Gersten Pavilion.
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February 26, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coach John Olive, who fainted during the second half of Friday night's game against Santa Clara, was back on the bench Saturday night for Loyola Marymount's 63-53 loss to St. Mary's at Gersten Pavilion. "I'm fine, I'm absolutely fine," he said before the game. Olive, standing to argue a traveling call with about nine minutes to play in Friday night's game, collapsed in front of the Loyola bench before being helped into a chair by guard Robin Kirksey.
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February 25, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coach John Olive fainted during the second half of Loyola Marymount's 74-69 loss to Santa Clara on Friday night at Gersten Pavilion, overshadowing a strong effort by the determined Lions against the West Coast Conference regular-season champion. Olive, arguing a traveling call against Loyola forward Wyking Jones with about nine minutes to play, collapsed in front of the Loyola bench, then was helped into a chair by guard Robin Kirksey.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out what to delete from my DVR. The Skinny: The Redskins 2014 schedule came out Wednesday. For the next 4-1/2 months, I can look at it and dream of a 14-2 season. Come September, reality will set in. Thursday's headlines include William Hurt pulling out of the movie "Midnight Rider" and concerns about the FCC's plans for new net neutrality rules . Also, John Oliver gets ready to launch his new HBO show. Daily Dose: A memorial for Lucy Hood, the president of the Television Academy who died this month of cancer, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre at the Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.
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April 23, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
When John Oliver left "The Daily Show" in December to launch a new weekly show on HBO, host Jon Stewart surprised him with a video tribute to his 7-1/2 years on the Comedy Central show. Overcome with emotion, Oliver broke down in tears and gave Stewart a very heartfelt hug by way of departure. Many fans at the time were charmed by this genuine display of emotion. But Oliver's friends back in England hated it. In advance of the premiere of his new HBO show, "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," the comedian appeared on "The Tonight Show," where host Jimmy Fallon quizzed him about his on-air sobbing.
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February 12, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
John Oliver admirers, take note: HBO has finally confirmed the title and launch date of the former "Daily Show" correspondent's new show. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will make its debut April 27 at 11 p.m. PDT. The series, which was announced last November, takes a satirical look at the week in news -- sort of similar to the mimicking his former boss Jon Stewart is known for, but not exactly, Oliver stressed when addressing reporters in...
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
John Oliver would like nothing more than to watch Sarah Palin "spoon little flakes of cornflakes into a bowl. " Told that the doyenne of far-right Republican politics would be hosting a media breakfast at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as part of the Television Critics Assn. media tour, Oliver said he was seriously considering staying the night. "Sarah Palin at a breakfast bar, I think my life could just be over at that point," he said. "There is a significant voice in my head that says, 'Check in and go to breakfast.' I'm sure she does a heavy breakfast with loads of moose-based bagels.
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December 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's a rare thing to see a comedian get turned into a blubbering mess of tears on national TV, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night as "The Daily Show" bid farewell to one of their own. Longtime correspondent (and recent fill-in host) John Oliver left the show this week to start his own comedy show on HBO. And as a way of sending him off in style, Stewart faked Oliver into thinking he was doing a comedy bit on nuts left around Buckingham Palace for the queen to snack on and then pulled a switcheroo and presented him with a "greatest hits" tribute.
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November 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
  After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing. The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview and Comcast's plans to sell movies through its cable boxes. Also, John Oliver is jumping from Comedy Central to HBO. Daily Dose: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission clarified its rules on foreign ownership of broadcast television and radio properties.
SPORTS
March 6, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
After compiling a 7-21 record this season, John Olive on Wednesday announced his resignation as basketball coach at Loyola Marymount. The Lions finished last in the West Coast Conference with a 3-11 record. In five years at the school, Olive recorded a 51-88 mark. "I'd like to thank the university for the opportunity to coach at LMU," Olive said. "It has been a rewarding five years. I'm very proud of the young men I have coached."
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February 21, 1993 | ROB FERNAS and ALEENE MacMINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER and Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Saturday night's basketball game at Pepperdine afforded Loyola Marymount the rare opportunity to play before a television audience. Viewers, though, may have tuned out early after Loyola fell behind, 26-6, in the first 10 minutes, on its way to an 80-54 defeat. In a season characterized by lows, rarely have the Lions sunk so far so fast. The only question remaining is, how low can they go? With its seventh consecutive defeat, Loyola fell to 7-17 and 2-10 in the West Coast Conference.
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August 16, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
John Oliver wrapped up his summer-long stint as temporary host of “The Daily Show” on Thursday night, a three-month period which, contrary to conventional wisdom, has been remarkably busy on the news front. Oliver made his debut the very day news of the NSA surveillance scandal broke . And since then, neither the substantive news (the Supreme Court, Egypt) nor the sideshows (Carlos Danger, the royal baby) has slowed down the way it's supposed to in the dog days of summer.
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