Gophers fans searching for ways to express their newfound excitement about the men's basketball team can trade their words for emojis or GIFs.

The Big Ten Network has created team-themed emojis to be used when texting and messaging. The "BTNMOJI" keyboard is available for free by downloading the BTN2Go app on your smart device (Search "BTN2Go" in your app store and downloaded the app for free).

So why use an old-fashioned smiling emoji when you can use Goldy's smiling mug. Even better, share the head of Big Ten Coach of the Year Richard Pitino. Or after a big three-pointer, blast out the GIF of Goldy celebrating.

Other fun Gophers-themed emojis are the Minnesota "M" and a maroon "No. 1" foam finger. That could come in handy after each Gophers' victory throughout the postseason.