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.
Gopher Hockey Live: SCSU
10/22/2016 - M. Ice Hockey
Follow the action as the Gophers close out the weekend on Saturday night in St. Cloud. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. CT.
Gophers Beat Rutgers 34-32 on Homecoming
10/22/2016 - Football
Emmit Carpenter kicked a 28 yard field goal with six seconds to play as Minnesota beat Rutgers, 34-32, on Homecoming at TCF Bank Stadium.
Gophers Win 2-1 Over Buckeyes
10/22/2016 - W. Ice Hockey
Minnesota earned the road sweep over Ohio State behind goals from Taylor Williamson and Sarah Potomak.