John "Jay-Bee" Blackshear serves as the Equipment Manger for the Golden Gopher Softball, Soccer, Track and Field, Men's Gymnastics, Men's Cross Country and Baseball programs. His duties also include co-managing the day-to-day equipment operations in the Bierman Building.
Well-known throughout the Twin Cities, Blackshear appears regularly on the KQRS Morning Show (92.5 FM), the Tom Barnard Podcast and the Bob and Mike Show on 105 the Ticket (105.1/105.3/105.7 FM).
A certified Athletic Equipment Manager since 2004, Blackshear earned his degree in Sociology with a minor in Coaching from the University of Minnesota in 1989.
Meet The Newcomers: Garrison Wright
6/30/2016 - Football
Fans getting to know Garrison Wright will not be surprised about his high school dominance in the weight room, football field or basketball court, but a third sport he starred is a reason...
Six Gophers Head to U.S. Olympic Trials
6/30/2016 - M. Track
Senior All-Americans Goaner Deng and Sean Donnelly will join All-American Gopher greats Hassan Mead, Harun Abda, Ben Blankenship and Zach Siegmeier.
Alumna Update: Amber Hegland
7/1/2016 - Softball
Hear from Gopher legend Amber Hegland for our first alumni update of the year. Hegland will be inducted into the "M" Club Hall of Fame this fall.