Purdue QB Drew Brees, a Heisman Trophy hopeful this year as a junior, said yesterday he will return to school in 2000 to play his senior season. Brees made his announcement on campus after a private meeting with Coach Joe Tiller and his teammates. . . .

Virginia Tech QB Michael Vick and PK Shayne Graham earned Big East player of the week honors for offense and special teams. . . . Virginia's Thomas Jones was named the ACC's offensive back of the week for the fifth time this season. Virginia DB Chris Williams also was honored. . . . Howard's Jonathan Brewer was named the MEAC rookie of the week.

BASKETBALL: Chris Williams had 13 points and five assists to lead the Navy men's team past Team Champion, 93-44, in an exhibition game at Alumni Hall. . . . Jennifer Bombinski scored 15 to lead the Navy women's team over Victoria (Australia) all-stars, 78-72, at Alumni Hall. . . .

Phil Ford, a North Carolina men's assistant coach and admitted alcoholic, was reinstated to the team following a one-month stay at an undisclosed treatment center.

MEN'S SOCCER: UMBC (19-0-1) will play at Lafayette on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in an NCAA tournament play-in game. . . . Prince George's Community College (17-4) defeated visiting Raritan Valley, 3-1, to advance to Saturday's NJCAA Division III semifinals at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y.