New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is giving $2 million to his alma mater, Purdue University, for a student-athlete academics center. The Drew and Brittany Brees Student-Athlete Academic Center will fill 11,000 square feet in the Intercollegiate Athletic Facility next to Mackey Arena. The academic center in that facility now occupies 6,500 square feet. "Drew and Brittany's gift reinforces their commitment to having it both ways _ championships and diplomas," said athletic director Morgan Burke, who will announce the gift Friday night during the Purdue Athletic Director's Dinner.