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.
Game Day Live: Gophers vs. No. 12 Hawaii
12/3/2016 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota Volleyball faces No. 12 Hawaii in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Gopher Hockey Live: OSU
12/3/2016 - General Release
Follow the action as the Gophers close out the weekend on Saturday night at Mariucci Arena against OSU.
Gophers in Third after First Day in Desert
12/2/2016 - Wrestling
With six wrestlers still alive for tomorrow’s final day, including four on the championship side, Minnesota is in position for a strong finish in the nationally acclaimed event