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.
McCrary, Gophers Run Past Illinois 24-17
10/21/2017 - Football
Kobe McCrary rushed for 153 yards and Jonathan Celestin added an interception return for a touchdown as Minnesota beat Illinois, 24-17.
Gophers Earn 3-1 Win Over No. 9 Badgers
10/21/2017 - W. Volleyball
The No. 5 University of Minnesota volleyball program earned a 3-1 win over No. 9 Wisconsin, tonight, in front of 5,541 fans at Maturi Pavilion.
`U' Settles for Split in Grand Forks
10/21/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
Minnesota outshot North Dakota 22-18 on the night but couldn’t capitalize on six power-play chances.