A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CAL

Wed, 5 Oct '22
"Silent" prez
Tue, 4 Oct '22
Golden Bears' sch.
Sat, 10 Sep '22
Home of the Golden Bears, informally
Sun, 5 Jun '22
Follower of "So" or "lo"
Wed, 4 May '22
Berkeley, familiarly
Sun, 6 Feb '22
Diet Coke doesn't have a single one: Abbr.
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Pac-12 school, informally
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Schedule keeper: Abbr.
Thu, 27 May '21
The Golden Bears of the N.C.A.A., familiarly