Ben Mauk petitioned the NCAA for another year of eligibility, but they "declined" his request. Which is a nice way of saying, "sorry buddy, your days of pulling choice trim and driving around in booster sponsored rides are over".
One sort of has to feel sorry for Mauk because he redshirted his freshman year at Wake Forest, and then missed just about the entire '06 season with a broken arm and dislocated shoulder. He never really had a chance to thrive at Wake, but in his one and only year at Cincinnati he threw for 3,121 yards, 31TD's and 9INT's. Unfortunately, he won't have a chance to build on that success at Cincy.