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 Take On NIU in Midweek Tilt
4/24/2017 - Baseball
The University of Minnesota heads to DeKalb, Ill. Tuesday for a midweek game on versus Northern Illinois with the first pitch scheduled for 3:05 p.m. central time.
Gophers Beat Iowa, Break Attendance Record
4/23/2017 - Softball
The No. 5/5 University of Minnesota Gophers topped Iowa 3-0 in front of a Jane Sage Cowles record breaking crowd of 1,383 fans.
Gophers Place Fifth at NCAA Championships
4/22/2017 - M. Gymnastics
Minnesota earned its first top-five finish at the NCAA Championships since 2002, after scoring a 414.200 on Saturday night.