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Missouri hires Pingeton to rebuild

Updated: April 8, 2010, 2:33 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri hired Robin Pingeton of Illinois State as its new women's basketball coach, pledging to spend more money in hopes of turning around a struggling program in the talent-rich Big 12.

The former Iowa State assistant was introduced by athletic director Mike Alden at a Thursday morning news conference. She has a 5-year contract with a base salary of $300,000 and the chance to earn up to $600,000 with incentives.

That's a $100,000 increase from former coach Cindy ...

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