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 Sweep Hoosiers
9/30/2016 - W. Volleyball
The No. 2 University of Minnesota volleyball team earned a 3-0 win over Indiana, tonight in Bloomington, Ind.
Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. Lindenwood
9/30/2016 - W. Ice Hockey
Follow the action between the Gophers and Lions in Friday's season-opener at Ridder Arena.
Gopher Basketball Launches "For The M"
9/30/2016 - M. Basketball
This fall, GopherSports.com will take you inside the Minnesota men's basketball program and what it means for the Gophers to be "For The M."