Heading to the desert

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

I'm about to leave home for the airport, where I'll board a flight to Phoenix. Posting will be light the rest of the day, though I'll have a wrap of the Insight Bowl (I'm scheduled to land midway through the first half). Thursday is a huge day for the Big Ten, and I'll have updates on all the games.

Happy New Year to all! Given the temperatures here in Chicago, I'm sure I'll find a way to survive in the desert this week. Real tough assignment.