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.
Six Gophers Tabbed All-Big Ten
5/23/2017 - Baseball
The University of Minnesota had six student-athletes earn All-Big Ten Honors Wednesday morning.
Gopher Road Trip Moves On
5/23/2017 - General Release
Day two of the Gopher Road Trip includes stops in Owatonna, Fairmont and New Ulm on Tuesday before wrapping up on Wednesday.
Zeimann Paces New Zealand in Win
5/22/2017 - W. Volleyball
Gopher volleyball freshman Alice Zeimann competed with New Zealand’s U23 team as they participated in the Asian Women’s U23 Championships.