Welcome to the Apple Forum, choateco!
I have tried everything I know to sync outlook for mac calendar with ical.
It would help to know what "tried everything" means. What version of Outlook for Mac do you have? It worked fine for me with OS 10.6.8 as well as OS 10.7.4 now with Outlook 14.2.3.
Perhaps you could try the steps listed in Apple's Knowledgebase article and/or the MS Support article regardless of what the problem stated is. Also, if you have not already done so, try the Microsoft Community as it is a Microsoft issue.