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 Nebraska, Move To 28-2
3/26/2017 - Softball
The No. 8/8 University of Minnesota Gophers completed the weekend sweep over the Nebraska Cornhuskers with an 8-1 victory this afternoon.
Ali, Plasencia Rep `U' At World XC
3/26/2017 - M. Track
Ali finished 52nd overall in the men's U20 race, clocking a time of 26:14 for the eight-kilometer race at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
Gophers Win with Highest Score in B1G
3/25/2017 - M. Gymnastics
Minnesota wrapped its regular season with a statement win at Nebraska on Saturday, with a final score of 426.950-425.550.