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 Beat Ohio State in Five-Set Thriller
11/25/2015 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota ended its regular home season in a five-set win over Ohio State, 25-27, 29-31, 25-17, 25-15, 15-9. The Gophers are now 25-4 overall and 17-2 in the Big Ten.
Watch Brick by Brick: "Border Battle"
11/25/2015 - Football
Look back at the win against Illinois and towards the Border Battle showdown Wisconsin in the latest episode.
Gophers Return to WCHA Action
11/23/2015 - W. Ice Hockey
Minnesota travels to Minnesota State for a league matchup this Friday and Saturday.