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.
Minnesota Outlasts Michigan, 83-78
2/19/2017 - M. Basketball
Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Curry scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lift Minnesota to its fifth straight victory, 83-78 in overtime over Michigan.
Black History Month: Roy Artis
2/20/2017 - Football
In honor of Black History Month, Gopher Athletics is celebrating those who made us great.
Lindaman, Groenewegen Honored By B1G
2/20/2017 - Softball
The Gophers took home a pair of B1G weekly awards this week with Sara Groenewegen earning Pitcher of the Week and Kendyl Lindaman earning Co-Freshman of the Week honors.