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.
Gophers Claim Series Victory Over No. 9 TCU
3/18/2018 - Baseball
Minnesota split a pair of results on Sunday against Baseball America’s No. 9-ranked team in the nation, TCU, claiming the series two games to one on the Horned Frogs’ home...
Minnesota's NCAA Run Ends in Second Round
3/19/2018 - W. Basketball
No. 10 seed Minnesota saw its run in the NCAA Tournament come to an end in the second round, its best finish in nine years.
Seniors Lead the Way in Final Home Meet
3/18/2018 - M. Gymnastics
The Gophers posted the second-highest home score of the season on Senior Day.