A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

UCLA

Wed, 28 Sep '22
Team that signed to join the Big Ten in 2024
Tue, 30 Aug '22
Sch. that used to bring a live bear onto the field at its home football games
Tue, 9 Aug '22
Big Ten addition announced in 2022
Thu, 3 Mar '22
Its motto is "Fiat lux"
Wed, 23 Feb '22
Bruins' sch.
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Sch. where a live bear used to take the field during football games
Wed, 17 Nov '21
Bruins' sch.
Tue, 9 Nov '21
Home of the Bruins
Sat, 23 Oct '21
First sch. to win 100 N.C.A.A. titles
Wed, 11 Aug '21
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's alma mater
Mon, 26 Jul '21
The Bruins of the N.C.A.A.