The Saturday show will be reduced from the usual two hours to one and begins at 11 p.m. Eastern. Charissa Thompson, Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Emmanuel Acho are hosting.
None of the hosts commented directly on his situation, but Stone’s replies to Twitter congratulations on Wednesday night seemed to indicate he was feeling fine.
The Pacific 12 soccer teams will begin their pandemic-shortened season on Saturday. The Fox Pregame Show kicks off a game between USC and Arizona State that begins at 9 a.m. local time in Los Angeles. The low-profile Power Five conference is experimenting with early kickoffs this season to see if they can improve TV ratings and give Pac-12 teams a bigger share of the national spotlight.
Also on Wednesday, California announced that the Saturday night season opener against Washington was in danger of being postponed after a player tested positive for coronavirus and required a “significant” number of player contact tracing, coach Justin Wilcox said.
“If we can do it, we’ll play the game,” Wilcox told reporters. “Are there any hurdles? There are hurdles, yes. With the players concerned, the game is at risk. When we have the bodies to play the game, we will play the game. Multiple people are being held and this is a legitimate threat to the game. “