Really like these Midweek Roundups...
However, they only cover the same conferences every week, and leave out several important areas of the "Midwest". What about the IIAC, MIAC, CCIW, etc? While in the North Region, these are definately Midwest schools/conferences.
The "Midwest Roundup" and the other write-ups (Upstate Update, Women's Watch) are being written by volunteer contributors. D3soccer.com is a two-person operation for the most part and in many respects a spare-time hobby. So we are dependent on volunteer contributors for new content, and all the more so as work and family commitments have left both Jim Matson and me with less time for the website in recent years (thus the absence of my Flyby columns).
The "Midwest Roundup" came about when someone contacted D3soccer.com in the off-season expressing interest in doing a column covering the SLIAC, NCAC, OAC, HCAC, and SAA. We accepted the offer and for lack of a better name,"Midwest" was used despite clearly not covering the entire Midwest. After a couple weeks of the column we were contacted by people wondering why such-and-such conference wasn't covered, and the dialogue that ensued resulted in new contributors providing coverage of the MIAA and MWC. As you mention we are missing some high level, high interest conferences (namely IIAC, CCIW, and MIAC) that reside in the broad Midwest region.
Despite being at my limit time-wise to proof and format the contributions, we would still welcome additional volunteer contributors to cover these and other regions/conferences. There are people on this forum that I know could do a good job, but I also know that its nice to write and share with the freedom and flexibility and informality that a forum provides versus the commitment, deadlines, and formality of doing so for a website. If someone is seriously interested and committed to submitting a weekly update for a conference or region not yet covered, please contact me via the contact info on the website.