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.
Player Profile: Jalen Myrick
8/24/2016 - Football
Though he is well-known for his speed and kick returning, Myrick is coming off one of his best season as a cover corner.
Gophers Set to Open 2016 Season
8/24/2016 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota opens the 2016 season in Palo Alto, Calif., and set to face San Diego and No. 11 Stanford.
Gophers to Host North Dakota, Eastern Michigan
8/24/2016 - W. Soccer
The No. 17 Golden Gophers will face North Dakota and Eastern Michigan this weekend.